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GPO Drive Mapping Error 0x800704b3

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  • This is weird and been troubleshooting it for almost 3 days now and I just couldn't make it work.

    I'm trying to map a new DFS path using "Use First Available, starting at" option and Im getting the error above.

    But when I select "Use" and select specific drive letter, the mapping is successful. The client is Windows 7 and Server is Windows 2008.

    Appreciate if anyone can help.

    Action Create 
    PropertiesLetter E 
    Location \\company.internal\data\ECM
    Reconnect Enabled 
    Label as ECM 
    Use first available Enabled 
    Hide/Show this drive Show 
    Hide/Show all drives No change 
    
    Commonhide
    OptionsStop processing items on this extension if an error occurs on this item No 
    Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option) Yes 
    Remove this item when it is no longer applied No 
    Apply once and do not reapply No 
    Item-level targeting: Security GroupAttribute Value 
    bool AND 
    not 0 
    name company\ECM All Users 
    sid S-1-5-21-3068538615-2204925368-1704892466-6605743 
    userContext 1 
    primaryGroup 0 
    localGroup 0 
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 4:30 PM

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  • Hi
     
    Am 23.10.2016 um 18:30 schrieb Chouy_Abbido:
    > [...]b ut when I select "Use" and select specific drive letter, the
    > mapping is successful.
     
    Then you already know the bug and the right answer, to solve your
    problem :-)
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 5:05 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    I can't use specific drive letter. The environment is quite large, it will be applied to 10K+ Users. Based on history, there are users manually mapped a drive with the help of SD. It might overwrite existing drive if there is. That's why we are using that options to check available drives and use it for mapping.

    Is this a known issue and no resolution?

    Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:57 PM
  • Hello,

    There's a similar thread that may help you : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/23a4df5a-46f2-4222-810f-22b745ee811e/cannot-map-network-drive-with-specific-letter?forum=winserverGP

    Regards,


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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    • Proposed as answer by Gilles Tremblay Monday, October 24, 2016 7:27 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Chouy_Abbido Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:23 PM
    • Proposed as answer by ashim_4398 Friday, November 18, 2016 11:17 AM
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:03 PM
  • Hi,
     
    Am 23.10.2016 um 21:57 schrieb Chouy_Abbido:
    > [...] Based on history, there are users manually mapped a drive with
    > the help of SD.
     
    You still know your problem and how to solve it.
    Clen up your mess.
     
    net use * /delete and remap them to a admindelegated handling.#
     
    Don´t say you can´t. Everyone I know can, no one uses "*" in
    drivemapping to avoit differences in mappings.
     
    script it, "net use" can solve your way of handling.
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Monday, October 24, 2016 7:07 PM
  • I was able to make drive mapping works if I started the WebClient service and changed its start-up type to Automatic. I have tested this on Win7 and it is indeed require this service. The network path is DFS.

    Is it WebClient is really required? Or I'm just missing something important?

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:26 PM
  • Hi,

    According to my research, if you were mapping a network drive to your WebDAV share to be available upon startup, you should make sure the WebClient service is running.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:33 AM
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  • Ok then, so what is the approach to map a network drive using GPO mapping without WebDAV?
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:32 AM