Manually/automatically sync in the background

Enable this group policy to configure sync options.


- Sync in the background

You can change the frequency of syncing for background folders. By default, background folders sync every 20 minutes. You can set frequencies from 5 minutes to 8 hours.

If you set the frequency to a long interval, you run a higher risk of users loading older, outdated files. If users save files and log off before the background files sync, when they load the same file on another computer, they might get either an older synced file or no file at all.

If you want background folders to sync only when users choose to sync, select "Manually".


- Show status in menu bar

If selected, a mobile account status menu will show on mobile account user's menu bar. This status menu allows the user to do the following:

* View when he or she last synced
* Initiate a sync
* Change their home sync preferences

If you manage any Mobility preferences in group policy, users can't change those preferences.

If you disable the mobile account status menu, the user can still configure his or her mobile account in the Accounts pane of System Preferences.


Once enabled, this group policy takes effect when users log out and back in.


Supported on:
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\105
Value NameSetSyncMode
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Sync in the background:


  1. Manually
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\105
    Value Namesyncmode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Valuemanual
  2. Automatically
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\105
    Value Namesyncmode
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Valueauto

Sync interval (minutes):

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\105
Value Namesyncinterval
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value20
Min Value5
Max Value480
Show status in menu bar
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\105
Value NameHomeSync.menu
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0

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