One of the features of Active Directory is file synchronization. The process allows files stored in specific locations on a computer's hard drive to be copied to the Active Directory server. This is an automatic process and requires you to take no steps aside from saving the files in the appropriate locations.
The benefits of this synchronization include:
- These files will be backed up onto the server, allowing Information Technology an additional opportunity to recover data if it becomes lost or corrupted.
- These files will be available to you on any Active Directory computer you log into throughout the campus.
The My Documents folder that appears on your desktop as well as all of its contents will be synchronized to the server.
Remember, that while using Active Directory, it is critical that you log off the computer before you step away from it. Otherwise, the next person who uses the computer will have access to all of your synchronized files.
- If for any reason you lose your connection to the internet, file synchronization will cease and you will see a pop-up notification of this fact. Synchronization will continue once the internet connection has been restored.
In order to synchronize your Active Directory files, you must have the computer icon in your notification area.
Note: If your synchronization has failed, you can perform these steps to manually synchronize your computer with Active Directory.
Right-click the computer icon.
Then, left-click the Synchronize button.
Your computer will begin the synchronize the files.
After this process is done, right-click the desktop.
Then, left-click the Refresh button.
If you encounter technical issues when using a Valdosta State University's Active Directory system, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 229-245-4357 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.