SBS 2008 Drive Maps

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We are installing a new SBS 2008 server and a Win 2008 Std. (not R2) server for a company. We have gone into Group Policy Management - xxxdomain.local - MyBusiness - SBS Computers - Windows SBS Client-Windows XP Policy, right clicked and 'Edit'  and went into Group Policy Management Editor - User Configuration - Preferences - Drive Maps. We created mapped drives: Action - Create, Location - UNC location to server02, Reconnect - checked, Label as - Test, Drive Letter - Use xxx,  Hide/Show this drive - Show this drive-checked, Hide/Show all drives - Show all drives-checked, Common Tab - clicked - Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option).

I did a gpupdate /force on the SBS server, server02 & the client (XP Pro SP3). I am not getting any mapped drives.

*  There are no clinflicts between existing drives on the client and the mapped drives.
*  Client was properly joined to the domain with http://connect
*  Client can go to Network Neighborhood and see all the directories it is suppose to see/get into and not those that it shouldn't - on both servers.
*  One of the mapped drives is using a variable - it is approved according to F3.
*  Followed http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770902(printer).aspx 

I am open to any suggestions and/or help. There must be something fundamentally basic, that I am missing on this. All documentation quotes these procdures and yet mine isn't working. Any help appreciated .

MJ
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>>"MyBusiness - SBS Computers "
Try SBS users. Mapping drives is a user policy rather than a computer policy, even though you did choose user configuration in the policy settings, you want to make sure it is applied to the USER OU.

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farazhkhan,
I looked at the first link, and it didn't look like SBS 2008 - no shared directories. Perhaps because it is done through AD - which the 2nd server in SBS2008 doesn't run. Otherwise, the only place to properly access Shared Folders is via the SBS Console.
I looked at the second link and even though I was doubtful about changing the OU that MS has specifically mentioned, it worked.
So I thank you and award you.
MJ
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RobWill,
Though I didn't get to your suggestion first, it was correct. I will have to award both of you. Farazhkhan, need to be fair here...
Thanks to both of you.
MJ

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For both people. Thanks again.
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Thanks mcolonas.
Cheers!
--Rob

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