Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:58 PM
We have a random issue occurring. Users are getting a random Z drive showing up on their Windows 7 Pro desktops. The Z drive is basically a shortcut to C:\users\name\appdata\local\temp folder. When you right click and go to properties it mimics the C drive properties. It shows up right beside the C drive so it isn't recognized as a network drive but local. No idea how it just shows up but there is no way to get rid of it. Has anyone had this issue before? Seems like it doesn't matter which user or PC on our network but eventually the Z drive shows up. Is there somewhere on AD that I could look to resolve this issue? Thanks in advance.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 7:35 PM
Waiting for some help on my post so in the meantime saw yours.....
Your situation may be way above my paygrade (seems you're running a domain?) but
was just wondering if you might find any clues in EVENTVWR on one of the machines where the Z drive "just showed up"?
Good luck....I'll be interested to see what turns out to be the ROOT CAUSE
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 10:03 PMDo you have other drives mapped automatially? Need a little more info on how you set things up. This is interesting. Try to make a log on script that deletes this mapping when a person logs on.
Thursday, February 07, 2013 9:41 AMModerator
Has any GPO been set to automatically map on client?
Please temporary disjoin the domain to see if the same issue occurs.
Furthermore, I suggest to contact Windows Server AD or GPO forum for further help:
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Thursday, February 07, 2013 2:34 PMYes...we use GPOs to map drives but the Z drive isn't one of them. This issue seems to have occurred right after we were attempting to run some PSEXEC commands for remote management. Not sure if this is related or not. We have found that running SUBST drive1: /D will remove the Z drive but after a reboot it comes back. Difficult finding the root cause...thanks
Thursday, February 07, 2013 8:55 PM
We have this issue finally resolved. Uniprint client was causing the issue. Had to make a registry change to fix.
- Marked As Answer by Leo HuangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, February 08, 2013 1:12 AM
Friday, February 08, 2013 1:12 AMModerator
Friday, February 08, 2013 3:55 AM
Thanks for the feedback via you REPLY.
Good to hear you figured out the ROOT CAUSE and got it "FIXED".
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