Offline Files Availability on Continuous Availability Shares


This policy setting determines the behavior of Offline Files on clients connecting to an SMB share where the Continuous Availability (CA) flag is enabled.

If you enable this policy setting, the "Always Available offline" option will appear in the File Explorer menu on a Windows computer when connecting to a CA-enabled share. Pinning of files on CA-enabled shares using client-side caching will also be possible.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows will prevent use of Offline Files with CA-enabled shares.

Note: Microsoft does not recommend enabling this group policy. Use of CA with Offline Files will lead to very long transition times between the online and offline states.

Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server, Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LanmanWorkstation
Value NameAllowOfflineFilesforCAShares
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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