How to remove mapped network drives using group policy?

Posted on 2008-11-11
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Some shared folders on a file server were previuosly mapped as a network drive to all users through group policy "a script that has been removed"

These "network drives" still show up on Windows Explorer on all client machines

How to remove the reference to each of these drives permenantly

Also , through Active Directory Users and Computers interface , the profile of each user was set to map a shared folder to a drive letter.How can we remove this on all user accounts?

Thank you
Question by:raedaljarrah
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by:Joseph Daly
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well you could use a batch file with something like.

net use f: /d

Substituting F for your drive letter.
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or you could even add that line to existing login scripts if you have any. If you have multiple different mapped drives simply add extra lines and substituting F for each drive letter.
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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Get the mapped drive names (eg, X, Y, Z)

Open notepad
Type net use driver: /d.
Use the same format for all the drives.
Save file as deltedrives.bat (Make sure you select "all files" when you save).

Configure a group policy to run a logon script and point to this script.
http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/81246/jsi-tip-8215-how-do-i-configure-a-logon-script-via-group-policy.html explains the process.

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