Disable ‘Offline Files’ with Group Policy

KB ID 0000779


You want to disable the ‘offline files feature’ for caching network files and folders. Note: In Windows XP this was called CSC (Client Side Caching).


1. On a domain controller Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management Console.

2. Navigate to where you want to create your policy, or edit an existing one.

3. Navigate to;

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Offline Files

Offline Files GPO

4. Locate the “Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files feature”. Set it to disabled > Apply > OK > Close the policy editor.

Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files feature/a


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