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Group policy Mapped drives Windows 10 / SBS2008

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  • Hi,

    I created group policies to map network drives.  These are user policies and are assigned to an OU containing our users.

    All worked well, but in the last couple of days they have not been applying to new users, nor do they re-apply if I remove a mapped drive then log off / on.

    Running a gpupdate /force shows no issues.

    Running a gpresult -r brings back 

    MAP <drive name> on <Server Name> <! this is my group policy name!>
                Filtering:  Not Applied (Unknown Reason)

    It only seems to be an issue on Windows 10.  When I log onto the server or another server 2008 in the network they map just fine.

    I renamed one of the GP's just to see if it was being picked up - but no joy.

    I created a new test drive mapping and applied it to the same user OU, but it is not being picked up by the gpupdate /force either.

    Event log on the client machine shows:

    "The Group Policy settings for the computer were processed successfully. There were no changes detected since the last successful processing of Group Policy."

    does anyone have any idea?

    Thanks!

    Ian

    Thursday, July 07, 2016 1:47 PM

Answers

  • > All worked well, but in the last couple of days they have not been
    > applying to new users, nor do they re-apply if I remove a mapped drive
    > then log off / on.
     
    Welcome to the shiny new GPO world after MS16-072 :-))
     
    • Marked as answer by Ian_Prentice Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:50 PM
    Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:03 PM
  • AH!

    That Sir, is the answer!

    That security patch - MS16-072 has stopped them from working.  

    I filter each mapped drive by security group.  Now, by adding "Domain Computers" as a delegate with read access, it works again!

    If anyone else has this problem, but does not use filtering by security groups, add "Authenticated Users" as a delegate with read access to each group policy and all will be good. 

    Thanks!

    Ian

    • Marked as answer by Ian_Prentice Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:49 PM
    Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:49 PM

All replies

  • > All worked well, but in the last couple of days they have not been
    > applying to new users, nor do they re-apply if I remove a mapped drive
    > then log off / on.
     
    Welcome to the shiny new GPO world after MS16-072 :-))
     
    • Marked as answer by Ian_Prentice Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:50 PM
    Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:03 PM
  • AH!

    That Sir, is the answer!

    That security patch - MS16-072 has stopped them from working.  

    I filter each mapped drive by security group.  Now, by adding "Domain Computers" as a delegate with read access, it works again!

    If anyone else has this problem, but does not use filtering by security groups, add "Authenticated Users" as a delegate with read access to each group policy and all will be good. 

    Thanks!

    Ian

    • Marked as answer by Ian_Prentice Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:49 PM
    Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:49 PM
  • Hi Ian,
    Appreciate for your update and share in this forum, it will be greatly helpful to others who have the same problem.
    Regards,
    Wendy

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    Friday, July 08, 2016 5:36 AM
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  • Hi Ian,

    Thanks!!!! it is the solution! it works.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 8:40 PM
  • Your welcome! 

    I spent many an hour banging my head with this until Martin mentioned the security patch, then it all fell into place!

    Have fun!

    Monday, July 18, 2016 9:59 AM