Windows 7 Professionall will not show the available offline tab

I am using Windows 7 professional i can't get offline files to show the "Available offline"tab. I have synch center running and it says Offline files is enabled. Can someone tell me what im missing?
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Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
hmm on my machine I just open up Sync Center and select the option on the left hand menu ( Manage offline files ) and on the dialog that opens the 3rd button option on the general tab is ( View your offline files ) so can you confirm that there are offline files on the pc
JeraldperryAuthor Commented:
I can do that but the files in there are not the files i would like to synchronize. I do
Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
Can you select the folder you which to make offline and right click on it do you get the option ( Always available offline )
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JeraldperryAuthor Commented:
That Option is not there and that is what is confusing.
Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
ahh is the server you are connecting to win2k3 or 08?
Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
have you tested with a dif profile on the client?

also when you do your redirection for your My documents don't use the drive letter but rather the UNC path. i.e. do NOT use H:\My Documents but rather use \\servername\share\My Documents see if that helps
JeraldperryAuthor Commented:
it is a Windows 2k3 server
JeraldperryAuthor Commented:
I tried using the \\servername\share\homedirectory but it didn't work. i have the say issue on another PC. we are using Windows 7 Professional and i was wondering if it lacks that feature?
What is the folder you want to be available offline? On the server when the file is shared via Advanced sharing>Caching which brings up the window showed below. You have to make sure the first option is enabled on the files or folders you want available offline and you have make sure the security rights for that shared folder allows full control.
Sorry the second option needs to be selected, "All files and programs that users open from the share...." not the first. Once you have done that Open your browser and browse to the folder you want to sync. Right click it and select properties. Then select the network tab and chose always available offline. Check the screenshot below

oh its been a long day, *Not the network tab but the Offline Files tab!

Hope this helps
JeraldperryAuthor Commented:
I found the issue. The previous administrator setup a few group policies that weren't labeled accordingly. Unfortunately for me when i ran my RSOP queries to check group policy it didn't come back with anything which may indicate a bigger problem in my network
Once I actually located the GPO that blocked offline files Offline Synching is ok. Thanks all for your input

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Gregor LambertIT Manager / Systems EngineerCommented:
Nice work
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