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  • GPO - Map-Drive

    I have a group policy that's supposed to map some drives.
    The GPO is linked to the top of the OU and filtered to "all authenticated users"

    Under user config\prefs\windows settings\drive maps, I have 3 drives that should map. T: and P: drive map "in user context" and S: Drive does not map in user context. The options are listed as "create" not update.


    On the laptops, (windows 7 or windows 8 ) logging on as any domain user (local/domain administrative user or not) I get both S: drive and T: Drive mapped correctly. P: Drive does not map.

    If I manually map P: Drive, it maps fine.

    If I log on to the domain controller, The P: Drive maps correctly.

    The P: Drive in question maps "\\server\homes$\%userdata%\"

    In the same GPO, under "user config\prefs\windows settings\folders" there's a rule to "create" path \\server\homes$\%logonuser% - this also runs under user context.

    I'm wondering if I should have "update" for either of these two policy elements?

    I haven't noted any errors in the event log relating to group policy..
    Last edited by biggles77; 24th September 2014, 05:43. Reason: Fix 8) smilie issue
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    Re: GPO - Map-Drive

    Silly question: are the other, successful maps also going to hidden shares?
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    • #3
      Re: GPO - Map-Drive

      no, they aren't

      but I changed it from "create" to "update" and it seemed to work for a while.. but once I've had my laptop away and come back, the P: Drive doesn't return for some reason.
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      • #4
        Re: GPO - Map-Drive

        Is P: sitting on the same device as the other 2 mapped drives?
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        • #5
          Re: GPO - Map-Drive

          yea, it's all the same place

          equivalent to:
          \\server\E$\CompanyData
          \\server\$E\Users
          \\server\E$\CompanyData\Scan
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          • #6
            Re: GPO - Map-Drive

            Gonna sound picky here but

            The P: Drive in question maps "\\server\homes$\%userdata%\"
            is a tad different to

            \\server\E$\CompanyData
            \\server\$E\Users
            \\server\E$\CompanyData\Scan
            I assume the middle mapping is a typo.

            Have you tried using an IP instead of the ServerName?
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            • #7
              Re: GPO - Map-Drive

              I didn't word what I meant correctly.

              All the Shares are located on the same server and the same volume

              so E:\CompanyData is \\server\company
              E:\users\ is \\server\userhomes$\ (and then each person has their own %username% folder)
              E:\companydata\scans is \\server\scan


              I haven't tried using an IP, and while I will do that, I'm not sure what it might demonstrate? I know I can map it using "net use" it's just GPO fking up somehow
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              • #8
                Re: GPO - Map-Drive

                In group policy are you really trying to use the variable "%userdata%"? If so then that's your problem. GPO can only resolve certain variables. (when editing the policy hit F3 to see the list)
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                • #9
                  Re: GPO - Map-Drive

                  Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
                  In group policy are you really trying to use the variable "%userdata%"? If so then that's your problem. GPO can only resolve certain variables. (when editing the policy hit F3 to see the list)
                  It's the little things that bite you. Thanks Jeremy, didn't know that.
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                  • #10
                    Re: GPO - Map-Drive

                    Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
                    In group policy are you really trying to use the variable "%userdata%"? If so then that's your problem. GPO can only resolve certain variables. (when editing the policy hit F3 to see the list)
                    uhm.. no, that's a typo..
                    it's definitely
                    "\\dc-01\homes$\%logonuser%"

                    I have double checked my variables though now, thanks
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