Warnings During Synchronization of Offline Files

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SYMPTOMS
When you are using a group policy object to administratively assign offline files and configure the policy to exclude certain files, Windows XP clients may receive the following warning message during synchronization:
Warnings occurred while Windows was synchronizing your data.
Results: Offline files.
Unable to make file name available offline. Files of this type cannot be made available offline.
The files listed are those that have one of the file extensions that is specified in the exclusion list of your offline files policy. However, despite the warnings, the synchronization completes.
CAUSE
By default, Windows XP displays all errors and warnings that occur during synchronization of offline files.
WORKAROUND
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To change this default behavior, use Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) to locate the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Syncmgr
Add the following registry value:
Value Name: KeepProgressLevel
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 (hexadecimal)
You can add the following values and then quit Registry Editor:
1 - Pause on errors.
2 - Pause on warnings.
3 - Pause on errors and warnings.
4 - Pause and display INFO.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
Properties

Article ID: 320139 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 09:27:15 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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