You can configure network detection settings for the SyncTool without using Active Directory.

Network detection settings allow you to use User Environment Manager files locally and synchronize only based on configurable network thresholds. You configure network detection settings in the NoAD.xml file.

Table 1. Network Detection Settings in NoAD Mode

Setting

XML Attribute

Description

Prefer IPv6 when resolving host names

PreferIPv6

To enable this setting, set the value to 1. Controls the behavior when a host name resolves to both IPv4 and IPv6. If you have not configured network thresholds, you do not need to configure this setting.

DFS namespace support

DFSNamespaceSupport

To enable this setting, set the value to 1.

Enable this setting to perform the network measurements correctly when using DFS namespaces to store User Environment Manager files. If you have not configured network thresholds, you do not need to configure this setting.

Network measurement settings

PingSize

PingCount

PingTimeout

PingCache

Control how network measurements are performed when network thresholds are configured. The ping cache setting controls how long network measurement results are retained, to prevent performing multiple measurements for User Environment Manager network paths that are hosted on the same server. If these settings are not configured, 3 pings are done of 2048 bytes with a timeout of 5 seconds. The default ping cache is 60 seconds. Set the following values:

  • PingSize (specify in bytes)

  • PingCount (specify a numeric value)

  • PingTimeout (specify in seconds)

  • PingCache (specify in seconds)

If you have not configured network thresholds, you do not need to configure this setting.

Network threshold: Bandwidth

MinimumBandWidth

The administrator specifies the minimum bandwidth that must be available for synchronization to occur. You can combine this setting with the latency threshold. Specify this value in kilobytes per second (kB/s).

Network threshold: Latency

MaximumLatency

The administrator specifies the maximum latency acceptable for synchronization to occur. You can combine this setting with the bandwidth threshold. Specify this value in milliseconds (ms).

Force synchronization at login

ForceSyncAtLogOn

ForceConfigSyncAtLogOn

ForceRepositorySyncAtLogOn

ForceProfileArchiveSyncAtLogOn

Overrides the behavior where synchronization does not occur when network thresholds do not meet the configured requirements during login.

Use this setting to always synchronize all User Environment Manager files at login. If you want to synchronize only certain file types, also select one or more of the other options.

To enable this setting, set the ForceSyncAtLogOn value to 1.

For each type of synchronization, set the value to 1 to limit the items to synchronize:

  • ForceConfigSyncAtLogOn

  • ForceRepositorySyncAtLogOn

  • ForceProfileArchiveSyncAtLogOn

If you have not configured network thresholds, you do not need to configure these settings.

Force synchronization at logout

ForceSyncAtLogOff

ForceConfigSyncAtLogOff

ForceRepositorySyncAtLogoff

ForceProfileArchiveSyncAtLogOff

Overrides the behavior where synchronization does not occur when network thresholds do not meet the configured requirements during logout.

Enable Force sync at logout to always synchronize all User Environment Manager files at logout. If you want to synchronize only certain file types, also select one or more of the other options.

To enable this setting, set the ForceSyncAtLogOff value to 1.

For each type of synchronization, set the value to 1 to limit the items to synchronize:

  • ForceConfigSyncAtLogOff

  • ForceRepositorySyncAtLogoff

  • ForceProfileArchiveSyncAtLogOff

If you have not configured network thresholds, you do not need to configure these settings.

Force synchronization in resident mode

ForceSyncDuringSession

ForceConfigSyncDuringSession

ForceRepositorySyncDuringSession

ForceProfileArchiveSyncDuringSession

Overrides the behavior where synchronization does not occur when the network thresholds do not meet the configured requirements in resident mode.

Enable Force sync in resident mode to always synchronize all User Environment Manager files during a session. If you want to synchronize only certain file types, also select one or more of the other options.

To enable this setting, set the ForceSyncDuringSession value to 1.

For each type of synchronization, set the value to 1 to limit the items to synchronize:

  • ForceConfigSyncDuringSession

  • ForceRepositorySyncDuringSession

  • ForceProfileArchiveSyncDuringSession

If you have not configured network thresholds, you do not need to configure these settings.