Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:06 AM
When my users come in through RDS in 2008 R2, their drives get redirected. Is there a way to assign a drive letter to those redirected drives? Is there a way to do it through GPO? The Drive Mapping preferences don't seem to be able to map them (as \\tsclient\c or whatever). Any pointers?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:37 AMModerator
You can map drives using a script, for example:
net use x: \\tsclient\c /persistent:no
It may be that when GPP attempts to map the drive the RDSH network provider has not initialized yet. This type of an issue could happen with a script as well, in which case you would need to have a delay or similar to give the provider time to get ready.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:55 AMFigured it might be a timing issue but that's not new to GPO which is why you'd think it was accounted for somewhere. Would be nice if there were a normal use case for this since it's not that bizarre. We're trying to avoid scripting wherever possible if other options exist. Oh, well, back to logon scripts unless something smart shows up first.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:57 AM
You can set it in GPO at,
Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Device and Resource Redirection
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:47 AM
Really? AFAIK, all you can do with those settings (And their User conf counterparts) is wholesale enable/disable the redirection, which isn't the question here.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:28 AMModeratorTP is right.Mapping drives using a script is the accessible way.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:55 PM
Yeah, just sad that they did all that work to put in this new stuff and it feels incomplete since it can't handle the RDS case. I'll mark TP's answer since it's the best workaround. I used to wonder why people use AppSense.