Server 2008 Mapped Network Drives


  • Hi there,

    I am switching from a .bat file to using server 2008 Group Policy for mapped drives, seems simple enough but not working.

    I just want 3 mapped drive letters all the time for everyone

    Server 2008 R2 (64)


    Group Policy Management

    Default Domain Policy

    Right-Click, Edit

    User Configuration


    Windows Settings

    Drive Maps

    Right-Click, New Mapped Drive

    Action:  Create

    Location: C:\Proposal

    Drive Letter Use:  P:

    Label As: Proposal

    Check Reconnect

    Hide / Show This:  Show this drive

    Hide / Show All: Show all Drives

    Apply, Logout and Back in

    No P: drive on server or desktops

    What amI doing wrong?



    • Edited by b.15101r.14944a Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:09 PM Missed Step
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:06 PM


All replies

  • Changed Location: C:\Proposal

    To Location: \\Server01\Proposal

    Same, no mapped drive

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:18 PM
  • quick glance seems ok, 

    do your other gpos get processed ok for the site\domain\ou? are the users in the  OU if linked to an OU? what does GPresult tell you? 

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:35 PM
  • Ok, mapped drive are running, had to wait for replication
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:47 PM
  • Knew I missed something, mapped H: drive a users \profile,

    \\Server01\Profiles\%username% sometimes does not map, any ideas?



    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:49 PM
  • Hi B.

    >>\\Server01\Profiles\%username% sometimes does not map, any ideas?

    Why did we append %username%? What did we want to achieve here? Removing the %username%, the drive should be able to map successfully.

    Best regards,

    Frank Shen

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    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:22 AM