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Error message when you delete a folder that contains content on a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008: “This operation can only be performed when you are connected to the network”

Consider the following scenario:

  • You are in an Active Directory domain environment.
  • You implement the feature of folder redirection on a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You redirect several folders. For example, you redirect folders such as Desktop Documents and Favorites to a file server.
  • You allow for the client to configure the folders that should be available offline by using the Group Policy “Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline”.

In this scenario, the client receives the following error message when they try to delete a folder that contains content:

This operation can only be performed when you are connected to the network.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB980137.

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