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Drive Mapping

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  • Hello,

    I am having problems mapping a drive. I have tried it using both servers running Windows Server 2012 & Windows Server 2008. 

    This is how it's configured on the Windows Server 2012 

    Security Filtering is being applied to two security groups. the first targeting all computers in my OU & second targeting all users in my OU. 

    I tried both Create, Update, & Replace as the action

    I have entered the location and checked reconnect

    I have clicked the common tab selected both: Run in Logged-on user's security context (user policy option) & Item-Level Targeting. I have targeting two security groups. 

    I have ran gpupdate /force and checked the system that the drive is suppose to be applied to and the drive wasn't there. I ran gpresult and discovered it wasn't being applied due to Filtering: Denied (Security)

    This is how it's configured on Sever 2008

    I selected delete under the action tab & then delete the drive under Windows 2012 before trying it out on the other server.

    Security Filtering is being applied to two security groups. the first targeting all computers in my OU & second targeting all users in my OU.  I have also tried using just authenticated users in security filtering.

    I tried both Create, Update, & Replace as the action

    I have entered the location and checked reconnect

    I have clicked the common tab selected both: Run in Logged-on user's security context (user policy option) & Item-Level Targeting. I have targeting two security groups. 

    I have ran gpupdate /force and checked the system that the drive is suppose to be applied to and the drive wasn't there. I ran gpresult and discovered it wasn't being applied due to Filtering: Denied (Security)

    I can't discover what's causing the policy to be denied due to security. could someone assist me?

    Thanks,

    Friday, August 19, 2016 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    As drive mapping is configured under user configuration, please let us do a test as below:
    1. Put the users in an OU for a test,
    2. Configure another GPO to map drive,
    3. Link GPO to the test OU
    4. Log on a user in that OU and run gpupdte /force to take effect GPO or it might need to log off/on user again, then run gpresult /r to view if the GPO is applied and see if the drive is mapped.
    You could refer to the following article regarding to map drive using group policy:
    IT: How to Map Network Drives on Windows Clients via Group Policy
    http://www.howtogeek.com/99403/it-how-to-map-network-drives-on-windows-clients-via-group-policy/
    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
    Best Regards,
    Wendy

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    Thursday, September 01, 2016 1:23 AM
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  • MS made a change in June regarding user GPOs and security groups. Here is the official walkthrough:

    Who broke my user GPOs?


    Rolf Lidvall, Swedish Radio (Ltd)

    Friday, August 19, 2016 4:49 PM
  • I have Authenticated Users in Security Filtering. It's set to Read under the Delegation Tab. It's still not applying. 
    Friday, August 19, 2016 6:16 PM
  • Hi,
    As you are using security filtering in the GPO, please add the Domain Computers group with read permission and try again to see if it works.
    Please see details from: https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/kb/3163622
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    Monday, August 22, 2016 7:03 AM
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  • Hi there,

    Are your users and computers present within the same OU that the GPO is linked to?

    Regards,

    ac

    Monday, August 22, 2016 9:16 AM
  • Wendy,

    Domain Computers is showing up under the Delegation tab as Read only. Is that ok?  Are you talking about adding it to the security filtering tab itself? 

    Monday, August 29, 2016 1:54 PM
  • AC,

    the policy is being applied to both a security group created for the computers & a different security group for the users. I hope this answers your question. I am still learning GP.

    Thanks

    Monday, August 29, 2016 1:56 PM
  • Hi,
    As drive mapping is configured under user configuration, please let us do a test as below:
    1. Put the users in an OU for a test,
    2. Configure another GPO to map drive,
    3. Link GPO to the test OU
    4. Log on a user in that OU and run gpupdte /force to take effect GPO or it might need to log off/on user again, then run gpresult /r to view if the GPO is applied and see if the drive is mapped.
    You could refer to the following article regarding to map drive using group policy:
    IT: How to Map Network Drives on Windows Clients via Group Policy
    http://www.howtogeek.com/99403/it-how-to-map-network-drives-on-windows-clients-via-group-policy/
    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
    Best Regards,
    Wendy

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, September 01, 2016 1:23 AM
    Moderator