GPP Drive Maps via VPN RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    we use GPP to map our drives. Unfortunately this wont work for VPN Users.

    The VPN Users have to initiate the Connection after Login. So no drive mappings are applied after the Connection is established.

    I´ve found the following Reg-Key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinlogonGPExtensions\{5794DAFD-BE60-433f-88A2-1A31939AC01F}


    But unfortunately the Key does not help. After gpupdate /force there are no drive mapped, also "net use" doesnt show any mapped drives.

    Is there a good solution to map drives via vpn with gpp?

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:44 AM


All replies

  • Hi,

    Please know that the mapped drive preference are only applied during the user logon process. In other words, they will not be applied in background GPO refresh. As a result, in cached logon mode, even the remote users successfully dial up the VPN connections and run GPUPDATE command, the mapped drive related policies will not be applied.

    In addition for your own steps to check the issue, please test following things:

    1. Check the "Log on using dial-up connection" option when user trying to log on.

    You can connect to your network using a dial-up or VPN connection, and log on to the network simultaneously by using the Log on using dial-up connection option. If your remote access server user name and password are the same as your domain user name and password, which they usually are, then you can provide a single set of credentials, and simultaneously log on to your network and provide information needed to access network resources. This provides maximum network access. Your computer and user accounts are authenticated, applicable computer and user account policies are invoked, and logon scripts are run.

    2. You can also configure the Group Policy Preference -> Files policy to copy the Drive Map script file to client computers so that they can map drive manually after logon.

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 7:37 AM
  • I have now written a Powershell script, which connects to the domain sysvol share and gets the drive.xml and then maps the drives.
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:34 AM
  • Hi,

    Glad you got the issue resolved.

    And thanks for your sharing on this issue and it will benefit other community members who may encounter the similar issue as yours.

    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:37 AM