GPO to map a network shared resource but NOT assign a drive letter


  • In the screenshot, these network folders are mapped without drive letters and they are located in Network Location. This is done by a bat file and deployed as logon script.

    I like to stay away form logon script and turn this into GPO! In GPO to map a network drive, it requires to have a drive letter. Is there another GPO setting I can achieve network resource mapping without a drive letter that I can use? thanks.

    Thang Mo

    • Edited by ThangMo Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:08 PM
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:35 PM


  • Hi Thang,

    To achieve your goal, you could configure the shortcut setting under GPP.

    Shortcut preference items allow you to configure a shortcut to a file system object (such as a file, folder, drive, share, or computer), a shell object (such as a printer, desktop item, or control panel item), or a URL (such as a Web page or an FTP site). Before you create a Shortcut preference item, you should review the behavior of each type of action possible with this extension.

    For detailed information, you could refer to the article below.

    Configure a Shortcut Item

    Best Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by ThangMo Monday, May 2, 2016 5:54 PM
    Friday, April 22, 2016 2:10 AM