A staging area should exist for the sync share


Updated: July 10, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

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Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2


File and Storage Services





The staging area for a sync share does not exist.

Users will not be able to sync with this sync share using Work Folders.

Reinitialize the sync share by using the Set-SyncShare cmdlet from a Windows PowerShell session.