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Group Policy to configure shared network folders

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We just set up a small domain for our small business with Windows 2008 Server running the active directory.  I need to configure it so upon log in users have their network share user drive and group share drives mapped as local drives with U:\ for their user and S:\ for the share.

I am comfortable writing code but am unfamiliar with group policy.  I need to know how to create a group policy to map the drives and would be very grateful to pointers to introductory info on working with group policy.
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You can use a new feature in Windows Server 2008 that is called Group Policy Preferences.
From the Group Policy Management Console (gpmc.msc) go to:
User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Drive Maps

For your user shares you can also configure a home drive. Open the users & computers console (dsa.msc) and find an user object. Under the profile tab in section home folder you can connect a drive to a share.
Group Policy Preferences getting started guide:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892(WS.10).aspx
 
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Superb!  Thank you!
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