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Configuring Synchronization Manager

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Synchronization Manager maintains offline files that are stored in the Offline Files cache on the user’s workstation. You can configure Synchronization Manager to initiate Offline File synchronization in response to one or more of the following situations:

  • When the user logs on or off the computer

  • At specific intervals while the computer is idle

  • At scheduled times

Synchronizing Files and Folders

Use the Synchronization Manager wizard to specify the items to synchronize and to define options for the synchronization process.

To open Synchronization Manager

  • In the Run dialog box, type mobsync, and then click OK.

To synchronize offline items

  1. Open Synchronization Manager.

  2. In the Select the check box for any items you want to synchronize box, under Name, select the check box for each offline item that you want to synchronize, and then click Synchronize.

To synchronize individual files, folders, or Web pages

  1. Open Windows Explorer, My Computer, or Internet Explorer.

  2. Select the item that you want to synchronize, and then on the Tools menu, click Synchronize.

To synchronize offline items when you log on to or log off from a computer

  1. Open Synchronization Manager, click Setup, and then click the Logon/Logoff tab.

  2. In When I am using this network connection, click the network connection that you want to use.

  3. In Synchronize the following checked items, select the check box for the offline items that you want to synchronize.

  4. Under Automatically synchronize the selected items, do one of the following:

    • To synchronize items when you log on to your computer, select the When I log on to my computer check box.

    • To synchronize items when you log off of your computer, select the When I log off my computer check box.

    • To request permission before synchronizing your offline items, select the Ask me before synchronizing the items check box.

To schedule offline items to synchronize

  1. Open Synchronization Manager,click Setup, and then click the Scheduled tab.

  2. Click Add to start the Scheduled Synchronization Wizard, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

To synchronize offline items while your computer is idle

  1. Open Synchronization Manager, click Setup, and then click the On Idle tab.

  2. Click the network connection that you want to use.

  3. In When I am using this network connection, click the network connection that you want to use.

  4. In Synchronize the following checked items, select the check box for the offline items that you want to synchronize.

  5. Select the Synchronize the selected items while my computer is idle check box.

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