We're about to start deploying Windows 7. Under XP, tons of our users had shortcuts in My Network Places. I thought a workaround would be to use the new Libraries feature in Windows 7. But if I try to add a shortcut to a network location to a Windows 7 library, I get this error message:
"The network location can't be included because it is not indexed"
I clicked on the help for this, and I am told: "If the network folder is not indexed, an easy way to index it is to make the folder available offline."
That's not an acceptable solution, because "When you make a network folder available offline, copies of all the files in that folder will be stored on your computer's hard disk."
Is there something you can do on your servers to index them so that network directories can have shortcuts made for them in Windows 7 Libraries, _without_ making the folder available offline?