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    I am working on setting up a windows domain system, and I am running into a
    problem when it comes to syncing redirected folders for use offline.

    The system is small, around 6 users, and 2 server 2003 servers. Myself and a
    couple other users have laptops, which we use both in the house, and out.
    we have internet outside, and other times not. I have my docs, app data, and
    the desktop redirected to my central server through folder redirection
    in group policy. I need for my users to have access to their files offline,
    so that they can still work even if they don't have internet. The problem i
    am having is with the
    synchronization. Since all of my users are still using xp, i am stuck with
    the outdated, annoying product. The laptops require the users to initiate the
    syncs, by clicking on the computer in the task bar, in order to re-connect to
    the server. They sometimes need to sync multiple times before everything
    starts to work again. I need it so that they system auto-syncs whenever it
    detects the server, and doesn't interrupt the user if it doesn't, basically,
    the computers just work, no user interaction required. Also, certain files
    generate sync errors, saying that those type cannot be synced.

    A friend of mine is a sys admin, and said that a few years ago he used a 3rd
    party tool to replace the windows sync completely, and it worked great. The
    only problem is that the name escapes him.

    I was hoping that you could either suggest a tool, or a way to fix my