I have been trying to completely disable the offline files feature for all the W7 PCs on the domain that I manage. I have been unable to.
I do not want this feature as it creates unwanted, largely unnecesary network traffic every time a computer logs in (and presumably - out?)
I have tried setting the GPO settings (example - Synchronize all offline files when logging on - disabled, Synchronize all offline files before logging off - disabled, Allow or disallow use of offline files feature - disabled) in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration. But my W7 machines still happily sync files when they log on.
I am wondering if this is because my domain functional level is 2003. Should it be 2008 for these settings to work on W7 machines?
If not, any ideas why I can't get these settings to apply? (Other GPO settings work fine for the W7 machines)