OneDrive for Business and Network shares

I have a server with 5 users that are accessing it, saving their data to it. That data is in their own home folders with folder redirection turned on. In addition, I have a shared folder which everyone has full access to. Users want to be able to access their files from outside of the office but they don't need Terminal Server. We have been using DropBox but now that each Office 365 account has 50GB of storage, I figured this would be the better way to go.

I also have all the users running with Office 365 and have the package where we have OneDrive for Business.

I can't get OneDrive to synchronize the users folder redirected folders or at least I don't know what is going wrong. When I right click, I was thinking that there would be a link to Open up the selected folder in OneDrive but I don't. If I right click on the tray icon and select 'Sync a new library' it opens up and asks me to paste a library URL. So I open the folder that I want to sync '\\SERVER1\Users$\TestUser\My Documents\Expenses' for example, I get an error "We can't connect to the specified SharePoint site..."

Is there some step by step proceedure that I can follow to resolve my issues?
I don't want to sync the files back to a local drive, Eventually, I hope to have all of the server files set to replicate with OneDrive so that we have both local backups and cloud backups.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I find the easiest way to set up OneDrive is to log in to in a web prowser.
Go to OneDrive and press the Sync icon. It will install OneDrive on your PC and ask you where you want to put the OneDrive folder.
I do find OneDrive to be quite unpredictable. It doesn't always sync the files/folders correctly and you are limited to, I think, 5,000 documents.
My experience is that DropBox or Copy will give you a much better/more reliable/more intuitive service.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
johnny181Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

no answers. I'm reposting the question after this
I did answer the question. I didn't receive any feedback from johnny181 so I am not sure what was wrong with my answer.

"I find the easiest way to set up OneDrive is to log in to in a web prowser.
Go to OneDrive and press the Sync icon. It will install OneDrive on your PC and ask you where you want to put the OneDrive folder."
Only a 'C' and still no feedback?
johnny181Author Commented:
I didn't give an A because my question wasn't answered but whatever... tell me how I give him an A so we can move on
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Office 365

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.