Requirements for using offline files
Before you can use the Microsoft Offline Files feature with your CIFS server, you need to know which versions of ONTAP and SMB and which Windows clients support the feature.
ONTAP version requirements
ONTAP releases support offline files.
SMB protocol version requirements
For storage virtual machine (SVM), ONTAP supports offline files on all versions of SMB.
Windows client requirements
The Windows client must support the offline files.
For the latest information about which Windows clients supports the Offline Files feature, see the Interoperability Matrix.