The Configure Mobility Options with Offline Files module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Set up Offline Files System Requirements
  • Configure Offline Files Client Access

Exercise 1 - Prepare Offline Files System Requirements

Offline Files in Windows is a built-in service that gives mobile users’ access to cached data files that are shared from corporate file servers. This feature uses file caching technology where data files are stored as system files in a user computer. Offline Files provide convenience for employees who are on the move as it allows them access to their work files while disconnected from the network.

Offline Files provide seamless access to data while the user is signed on to the company’s local area network as changes made on the local file are automatically synchronized with the copy located in the network server. When the user signs off and disconnects from the corporate LAN, a cached copy is saved on his computer.

In this exercise, you will set up group policy objects for offline file usage in a Windows Active Directory domain and prepare a shared folder for offline file access.

Exercise 2 - Configure Offline Files Client Access

After preparing the system requirements for Offline Files on the server, you will now access the Offline File from a Windows workstation.

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