How do I add a mapped drive to client machines? Server 2003 R2 network

How Do I add a mapped drive (X:) to clients?
I have two types of users, one requiring a different mapped drive.
Is this possible using GPO's?
chinswainAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
Shanmuga SundaramConnect With a Mentor Director of Software EngineeringCommented:
0
 
Rob WilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can use a VBS script or a batch file, place it in the server's NETLOGON share (C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\<Domain name>\Scripts

Then you can either add it to the users profile in active directory on the profile page or deploy it using GPO:
User Configuration | Windows settings | Scripts (Logon/Logoff)
0
 
Rob WilliamsCommented:
By the way the batch file would be a simple text file with a .bat  extension rather than .txt and only needs to contain:

net  use  X:  \\ServerName\ShareName
0
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
chinswainAuthor Commented:
I thought there was a way to do this using GPO's? in 2003 R2
0
 
Rob WilliamsCommented:
There is, using Group policy mentioned above and a logon script.
There is an add-on for Group Policy that will allow you to do it directly, called Policy Maker:
http://www.desktopstandard.com/
0
 
Gssc1414Commented:
Here is a step-by-step of mainly what others have said above.

1. Create a new text file using Notepad.
2. Add the following lines to the text file.
net use x: /delete
net use x: \\server\share
3. Save the file as "DesiredFileName.bat" **Make sure it's only DesiredFileName.bat and not DesiredFileName.bat.text**
4. Select the File and Copy the File.
5. On your server, Open up Group Policy Management.
6. Right-Click the Domain you want to apply the GPO to.
7. Select "Create and Link a GPO here.." -> Name the Policy something like "Map x: drive". After you select Ok, that window will close.
8. The GPO you just create will appear directly under your domain. Right-Click it and select "Edit"
9. Under "User Configuration" -> "Windows Settings" -> "Scripts(Logon/Logoff)".
10. Double Click "Logon".
11. Select "Show Files..."
12. Paste the File you copied earlier named "DesiredFileName.bat"
13. Close the window.
14. Click "Add.." Then "Browse.."
15. Select the file "DesiredFileName.bat"
16. Ok/Close out all the way until you only have the Group Policy Management open.
17. The policy is now applied you the entire domain. You can filter this using Permissions any way you like.

The policy will take a little while to be updated on all your clients (depends on the amount of workstations among other factors). You can force the client to update the group policy using the "gpupdate /force" command on the clients computer.

Hope this help....
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.