Windows 7– Offline files and SMB shares

Why is it so difficult for this to work out of the box ?

I’m currently using a hacked WD MyWorld NAS device that runs BusyBox, Optware and the latest release of Samba.   You would think offline files would be easy to get working.

Wrong.  See http://blog.rainiernetworks.com/2008/06/25/vista-synchronization-errors/ and http://justanothersysadmin.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/vista-offline-files-and-smb-opportunistic-locks/

Why oh why Microsoft not make the offline files function out of the box.  I guess it works fine against a Microsoft server but in the spirit of greater interoperability fix it please !

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