Cannot add this folder because it is not indexed

I upgraded 3 PCs from Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Pro.  Connected the PCs to a AD Domain and Mapped them to a user share that had full access for their respective users (U:\).  When I attempted to add the share to the users library I recieved, "Cannot add this folder because it is not indexed".
I attempted to index the mapped drive but the option to make files available offline was not there.

I added documents and folders to the mapped drive, still no luck.

I attempted to use the Win7 Library tool, could not access mapped drive.  

Any Ideas on how to add this mapped drive to the users library?

Thank you in advance.
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rjs990ctsAuthor Commented:
If been able to add it to the library using the following (using the mklink command), but not to make it available offline...this doesn't make much sense

Well you have to trick Windows into doing it. First you make a normal folder anywhere on your harddrive and add it to the libary. Then delete the folder. It will still remain in the libary.
Then make a symbolic link to the same location and with the same folder name the originally deleted folder had. Windows will then show and index the content of the network folder in the libary.

The option to make something available offline, begins with the configuration of the share on the server under the sharing tab, there is a caching button.  Check there whether the files can be made files offline. Once the shaer is configured too allow offline access, you will have the option on the workstations provided a GPO is not set that disables the offline file access.  You would need to use GPMC to run group policy results wizard to locate the policy that disables offline file features.

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