Our mobile users have their server shares set up as offline folders (mapped to My Documents). About half of the users find that Windows 2000 is "synchronizing" dozens of Word tempfiles back and forth from laptop to server--the user can delete them locally, but each time the user resynchs, they're restored from the server. The affected users swear they're only synchronizing at login/logout, and never while Word is open.

Two questions:
(1) is there some quirk of Offline folders that might cause some of our users to have this problem but not others, or are the affected users just doing something differently? (and if so, what are they most likely doing?)

(2) Is there a way to tell Offline Folders not to synchronize Office tempfiles? Seems like there oughta be....

Thanks much for any insights, --Chris