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  • My GPO drive mappings are not working on my Win 8 Enterprise deployment. Any help will be appreciated.  Drives get mapped on the Windows 7/XP deployments in the domain. The GPO server is windows server 2008 r2 sp1.

    Thanks.


    Jbernec

    Friday, August 24, 2012 12:04 AM

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  • Hi,

    According to your description, I suggest to perform these tests to troubleshoot the issue:

    1 Run gpresult /z to check whether the policies are applied.

    2 Run gpupdate /force

    3 Try to manually map network drive for test

    4 Disable Fast Logon:
    Fast Logon Optimization

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780527.aspx

    5 Check “Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon policy is enabled under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon in the Group Policy.

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, August 27, 2012 9:49 AM
  • I just got the Windows 8 Enterprise RTM on Technet today.
    On Windows 2003 Server - using map.bat - production server

    GPO Editor -> User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Scripts -> Logon

    The script no longer work with Windows 8 - No drives can be mapped

    + domain users always logon using temporary profile

    + cannot access install anything from Microsoft Market

    On Windows 2008 R2 - using GPO - drive mapping - Test Server

    Regular Domain Users, Drives map fine

    Domain Admins, Drives cannot be mapped

    Now, making me crazy. I have 300 users on Windows 2003 Server and around 200 PCs mixed with Windows XP pro and Windows 7 Pro. So, Microsoft is trying to tell me to stay with Windows 7 forever if I don't do anything on our Windows 2003 server + .bat mapping scripts

    Any solution?

    Monday, August 27, 2012 7:10 PM
  • Hi there,

               Thank you for the response Leo. I had already run these commands before posting the problem, but no results. But in any case, I ran the Gp commands again and also implemented #5 .

    Still no drives are getting mapped. The GPRESULT /Z says the GPOs were correctly applied, but I still do not see any drives. I can manually map the drives successfully, so there is no network access or ntfs permissions issue here. Just in case, there's no firewall running on this Windows 8 Enterprise deployment.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks again Leo.   


    Jbernec

    Monday, August 27, 2012 10:01 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you try to enable the policy setting "Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" to disable the Fast Logon Optimization feature then check whether it will happen again.

     

      •     Open the Group Policy Object where you have preference items.
      •     Enable the 'Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon' setting (disable fast logon feature) in Computer Configuration--->Administrative Templates--->System--->Logon.
      •     Run 'gpupdate /force' in command prompt and then restart the clients to get policies refreshed.
      •     Check whether all map drives with custom label are shown in Explorer.

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:41 AM
  • Diable UAC and firewall and restart your computer
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:53 AM
  • Thanks for solution. It works on both regular users and domain admins account. (windows server 2008 r2)

    Do you know how to fix the logon script on windows 2003?

    On Windows 2003 Server - using map.bat - production server

    GPO Editor -> User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Scripts -> Logon

    The script no longer work with Windows 8 - No drives can be mapped

    + domain users always logon using temporary profile

    + cannot access/install anything from Microsoft Market

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:46 PM
  • My drives will map when connected LAN.  But when using wireless, the drives do not map.  The results of gpresult /z when using wireless show that our GPO and mapping .vbs have not been run.  But all policies affecting rights/access to items in control panel and other items are enforced.  It is only the mapping.vbs that is nit running.  However, if I log off the laptop and log back on, the drives will map.  It is when I do a full restart or reboot that the drives do not map.  We use single signon and prelogon WPA2 Enterprise.  I tried the "always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" and that did not help.
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:47 PM
  • I am having the same problem.  Anyone figure this out yet??

    Monday, September 10, 2012 5:55 PM
  • Thanks for the response Leo. I had already done most of what you suggested and the rest, still nothing.

    Jbernec

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:11 AM
  • Thanks Daniel. I had already disabled UAC, still nothing.

    Jbernec

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:12 AM
  • Thanks for the suggestion Alex. I do remember that Windows 7 had the same issues at first release. I actually expected your GPP suggestions to work for me, but not yet. I'll check to see if I missed anything. Thanks.

    Jbernec

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:16 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for your update.

    You can also try to follow this article to troubleshoot network driver map issue on Windows 8:

    http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/win8/group-policy-drive-maps.htm

    Furthermore, this blog may helpful to you:

    http://gjohansson.com/blog/2012/08/22/windows-8-gpp-drive-maps-fails/

    Hope that helps.

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:36 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Allen-CCWTech Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by jbernec Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:24 PM
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:20 PM
  • Thanks for the response Allen. I hope Microsoft sends out a patch soon enough. cos I would like to have the Reconnect option checked. Thanks again.

    Jbernec

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:25 PM
  • Make sure that your server has the latest templates for Windows 8 GPOs installed.  If you are on an SBS network, you will need Update Rollup 6 for SBS 2008 or update rollup 3(?) for SBS 2011 to enable Windows 8/Server 2012 GPOs on your network.  For Server 2008R2 Standard, you may need to download the templates seperately.

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:13 PM
  • There are updates for GPO that need to be applied.  Windows 8 should not be using logon scripts for mapping drives or printers, as vbscript and batch files are being phased out over newer server releases.

    I know 2003 has been working, and it's doing its job, but it might be time to investigate migrating to newer server OS's that support some of the newer clients better than 2003 does.

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:16 PM
  • Make sure that your server has the latest templates for Windows 8 GPOs installed.  If you are on an SBS network, you will need Update Rollup 6 for SBS 2008 or update rollup 3(?) for SBS 2011 to enable Windows 8/Server 2012 GPOs on your network.  For Server 2008R2 Standard, you may need to download the templates seperately.


    Josh, not sure that will make a difference. The issue exists on a network I set up with Server 2012 and Windows 8... So it's more of a bug in Win 8 than a config issue. It's a well documented bug at this point.
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:16 PM
  • Hmm... I haven't run into it with the few machines that I have Win8 running on.  I just did a new install here on my test lab and the drives all seem to map without issues and survive reboots and new user additions.  Did you have logon scripts running prior to the server 2012 and windows 8 installs?  I know I had a few issues with one of the SBS 2011 networks until I downloaded the update rollups with the new WMI filters.  Once those were in place, I had fewer issues.

    Granted, I have less than 10 workstations running 8 at this point, so haven't done much testing.  I just know that until the newer rollups had come out, I was unable to apply GPOs effectively to Win8.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 12:07 AM
  • unchecking the GPP option "reconnect" worked for me.
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:09 PM
  • That's not an option. You shouldn't have to do work arounds for something that has worked fine for years. I have a 2 month+ old case in the private Partner forums http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/partnerwinclientwin8/thread/6be8a098-66ef-40a8-b81c-6d70802032d8 for anyone that is a Partner who wants to keep bumping it up.
    Friday, November 2, 2012 4:12 PM
  • I agree with you there Michael. I do hope there'll be a patch release before January to correct this.

    Jbernec

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 1:42 PM
  • Just opend a case at Microsoft for this issue.
    Friday, December 7, 2012 9:13 AM
  • The reconnect checkbox uncheck fixed the problem for me. Yet another reason why Windows 8 is a pile of crap.
    Monday, January 28, 2013 9:28 PM
  • Now it's solved: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795944
    More info from me: http://bit.ly/11GPP7h

    -- G Johansson
    http://gjohansson.com/blog
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by G Johansson Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:18 PM
    • Marked as answer by jbernec Friday, February 15, 2013 12:52 AM
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:18 PM
  • Now it's solved: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795944
    More info from me: http://bit.ly/11GPP7h

    -- G Johansson
    http://gjohansson.com/blog
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thank's,

    but this issue not listed in the summary

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:35 PM
  • It's not listed, but it does fix it.
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:18 PM
  • Yepp...

    I noticed before that these cumulative updates doesn't give you all details what it fixes anymore...


    -- G Johansson
    http://gjohansson.com/blog
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:48 PM
  • Thanks Johansson. It works.

    Jbernec

    Friday, February 15, 2013 12:52 AM