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Mapping issues with Server 2003 and windows 8.1 machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are running Windows Server 2003 and trying to map network drives through a GPO script on a Windows 8.1 machine.  The drives don't get mapped and if they do, it takes them 10minutes or more to show up.  The Folder Redirection is not working as well.  Any suggestions?
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    This is because by default, on client computersGroup Policy processing is not synchronous, that is client computers typically do not wait for the network for GPO settings to be fully initialized at startup and logon

    Solution:
    Enable the policy setting Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon to set the client computers wait for the network for GPO settings to be fully initialized during computer startup and user logon.
    Steps to enable the Policy Setting
    - Open Group Policy Management Console (start -> Run -> Type GPMC.MSC).
    - Edit the required GPO and navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon and enable the option Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon 

    Checkout the below thread on similar problem and solution,
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/285e5a93-a5c8-4725-9067-af48bcde5c78/user-home-folder-problem?forum=winserverfiles

    Regards,
    Gopi
    JiJi Technologies

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:42 AM