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Using Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to map user home drive not working

    Question

  • Hi,

    We have a file server where every user has his own  personal share to save data. We always created this manually and set the permissions manually but we have over 100 users and it is time consuming.
    I would like that through GPO the user share get created automatically with the right permissions and the network drive to that share is automatically created. We use Win 2012R2 for the file and ad server.
    I followed these steps: http://www.alexcomputerbubble.com/using-group-policy-preferences-gpp-to-map-user-home-drive/ but is not working. The user share doesn't get created and the mapping does not work. We use Win 10 and Win 7 clients.

    Can someone please help me out?


    • Edited by StijnS Monday, July 25, 2016 10:00 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 9:45 AM

Answers

  • "Not working" is too short for a usable error description...
     
    On an affected user, open a command window, run "gpresult /h
    report.html" and open report.html. Check if your GPOs and settings are
    applied at all.
     
    And be aware of MS16-072...
     
    • Marked as answer by StijnS Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:14 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 10:20 AM
  • Hi Martin,

    Thank you so much for that MS16-072 tip. Thank you Microsoft for this update!!
    Martin, does Microsoft have a blog or page where they communicate about updates that can break a whole domain?

    • Marked as answer by StijnS Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:14 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 12:10 PM

All replies

  • "Not working" is too short for a usable error description...
     
    On an affected user, open a command window, run "gpresult /h
    report.html" and open report.html. Check if your GPOs and settings are
    applied at all.
     
    And be aware of MS16-072...
     
    • Marked as answer by StijnS Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:14 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 10:20 AM
  • Hi Martin,

    Thank you so much for that MS16-072 tip. Thank you Microsoft for this update!!
    Martin, does Microsoft have a blog or page where they communicate about updates that can break a whole domain?

    • Marked as answer by StijnS Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:14 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 12:10 PM
  • > Martin, does Microsoft have a blog or page where they communicate about
    > updates that can break a whole domain?
     
    Yes - they updated the KB article the day after it was released :-)
     
    Monday, July 25, 2016 1:45 PM
  • Hi,

    This website lists latest release and some related links:

    Microsoft Security Bulletins

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletins.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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