Enable preference sync rules

Enable this group policy to configure preference sync rules.

Preference sync is only used for files in the user's preferences folders ~/Library and ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data. It cannot sync files outside of these directories.

When enabled, a default list of "Synchronize/Skip items" will be added automatically into the "Skip/Synchronize items" group policies.

"Skip items" have higher precedence over "Synchronize items". If a folder is in both "Skip items" and "Synchronize items"; the folder will be skipped.

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

Note: Updating this group policy may reset prior changes made to the following group policies:

- Synchronize home sync items
- Skip items whose full path matches
- Skip items that start with

Make sure to check the above policies and re-apply back any changes.


=== Stopping Files from Syncing for a Mobile Account ===

To stop a Mobile Account from syncing preference files completely, enable this policy and deselect all sync options.

If this policy is not configured or disabled, the user's sync settings on the local Mac computer will remain in effect.


=== Conflict Resolution and Background Syncing ===

Sync conflicts occur when a file changes on both the client and the server since the last sync.

For preference syncing with login and logout sync enabled; network files override conflicting client files at login, while client files will override conflicting network files at logout. When files don't conflict, newer files override older files regardless of server or client location.

When a preference sync occurs in the background, preference files sync from the client to the server but not from the server to the client. If preference files on the server are newer than preference files on the client, the sync will only complete at login or logout.


=== Strategies for Syncing Content ===

See the Explain text of the "Enable home sync rules" group policy for syncing strategies for both user home files and user preference files.


Supported on:
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync
Value NameEnableLoginLogoutSynchronizationRules
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0
Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem1REG_SZ~/.SymAVQSFile
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem2REG_SZ~/.Trash
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem3REG_SZ~/.Trashes
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem4REG_SZ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Entourage Temp
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem5REG_SZ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem6REG_SZ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem7REG_SZ~/Library/Caches
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem8REG_SZ~/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem9REG_SZ~/Library/Logs
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem10REG_SZ~/Library/Mail/AvailableFeeds
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem11REG_SZ~/Library/Mail/Envelope Index
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem12REG_SZ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem13REG_SZ~/Library/Printers
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem14REG_SZ~/Library/PubSub/Database
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem15REG_SZ~/Library/PubSub/Downloads
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem16REG_SZ~/Library/PubSub/Feeds
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem17REG_SZ~/Library/Safari/Icons.db
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem18REG_SZ~/Library/Safari/HistoryIndex.sk
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\FullPathFullPathItem19REG_SZ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\StartsWithStartItem1REG_SZIMAP-
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\StartsWithStartItem2REG_SZExchange-
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\StartsWithStartItem3REG_SZEWS-
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\StartsWithStartItem4REG_SZMac-
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\SynchronizeLoginLogoutItem1REG_SZ~/Library
Software\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync\SynchronizeLoginLogoutItem2REG_SZ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data

--- Sync ---

at login
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync
Value NamesyncPreferencesAtLogin
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valuesync
True Valuesync
False ValuedontSync
at logout
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync
Value NamesyncPreferencesAtLogout
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valuesync
True Valuesync
False ValuedontSync
in the background
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync
Value NamesyncPreferencesInBackground
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valuesync
True Valuesync
False ValuedontSync
manually
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Mobility\106\LogSync
Value NamesyncPreferencesAtSyncNow
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Valuesync
True Valuesync
False ValuedontSync

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