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Drive mappings not working as GPO in SBS 2008

I must be overlooking something simple, but I cannot get a drive to map as part of a GPO on a new SBS 2008 install.

I have a new SBS 2008 install with Vista and XP clients. I joined each workstation to this new domain, thus creating new profiles on the workstations (if I need to get anything from their old profile I know how). This part went just fine, I can log into the new domain as the individual users. I have also set up folder redirection for the users and that works just fine as well.

I modified the Windows SBS User Policy (in Group Policy Management Editor) to make a default IE home page(under Administrative Templates) and a single Drive Map under User Configuration->Preferences ->Windows Settings. The home page works just fine for all users in IE, the drive map will not show up.  Here is what I have set in the GPO for the drive map:

Action: Create
Location: \\fs01\(share name)
Reconnect
Drive Letter: Use M:

I can see this share from any workstation if I run \\fs01. I can even manually map a drive to this share.

I have tried several different combinations in the Drive Map settings, running a “gpupdate /force” on the server after every change.

Recap:  Part of my GPO policy is working (IE home page), Drive Maps is not.

TIA
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
does gpresult give you an indication of where the polciy is failing and why?
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dlocherAuthor Commented:
Here are the results for a GPupdate on an XP workstaion (I am a local admin):


Microsoft (R) Windows (R) XP Operating System Group Policy Result tool v2.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2001

Created On 3/28/2010 at 3:07:02 PM


RSOP results for CVWHA\dlocher on STATION-E2 : Logging Mode
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OS Type:                     Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Configuration:            Member Workstation
OS Version:                  5.1.2600
Domain Name:                 CVWHA
Domain Type:                 Windows 2000
Site Name:                   Default-First-Site-Name
Roaming Profile:            
Local Profile:               C:\Documents and Settings\dlocher
Connected over a slow link?: No


COMPUTER SETTINGS
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    CN=STATION-E2,OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=cvwha,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 3/28/2010 at 1:53:27 PM
    Group Policy was applied from:      FS01.cvwha.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
        Windows SBS CSE Policy
        Windows SBS Client - Windows XP Policy
        Windows SBS Client Policy
        Default Domain Policy
        Update Services Client Computers Policy
        Update Services Common Settings Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
        Windows SBS Client - Windows Vista Policy
            Filtering:  Denied (WMI Filter)
            WMI Filter: Windows SBS Client - Windows Vista

        Local Group Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

    The computer is a part of the following security groups:
    --------------------------------------------------------
        BUILTIN\Administrators
        Everyone
        Debugger Users
        BUILTIN\Users
        NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
        STATION-E2$
        Domain Computers
       

USER SETTINGS
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    CN=David Locher,OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=cvwha,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 3/28/2010 at 3:05:23 PM
    Group Policy was applied from:      FS01.cvwha.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
        Windows SBS User Policy
        Windows SBS CSE Policy
        Small Business Server Folder Redirection Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
        Default Domain Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        Update Services Common Settings Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        Update Services Client Computers Policy
            Filtering:  Denied (Security)

        Local Group Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

        Update Services Server Computers Policy
            Filtering:  Denied (Security)

    The user is a part of the following security groups:
    ----------------------------------------------------
        Domain Users
        Everyone
        Offer Remote Assistance Helpers
        BUILTIN\Users
        BUILTIN\Administrators
        NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
        LOCAL
        Domain Admins
        Schema Admins
        Windows SBS Folder Redirection Accounts
        Windows SBS Fax Administrators
        Windows SBS SharePoint_OwnersGroup
        Exchange Recipient Administrators
        Enterprise Admins
        Windows SBS Admin Tools Group
        Exchange Organization Administrators
        Exchange Public Folder Administrators
        Windows SBS Fax Users
        Windows SBS Virtual Private Network Users
        Exchange View-Only Administrators
        Windows SBS Remote Web Workplace Users
        Windows SBS Link Users
        Denied RODC Password Replication Group
       
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Xp machine oh, I am pretty sure this policy Is only supported by w7 and vista. Maybe not even vista can you test it on vista? You will have to use login scripts for the xp machines.
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dlocherAuthor Commented:
Not working on my Vista machines either.

I have used this method to map drives on XP machines before just fine too.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
It does only apply to Win7 and Vista, but did you apply it to a Computer OU or User OU? It needs to be a user OU.
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dlocherAuthor Commented:
It is applied to the user OU.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The only other suggestion I would have would be to use the "Group Policy Results" wizard in the GP console to generate a report for a specific problematic user and machine.
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jay_mcdanielCommented:
Install Client Side Extension onto all of your Windows XP systems and the drive mappings will begin to work. Its really easy and will fix your problem.
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jay_mcdanielCommented:
Let me add to that. Install Windows XP Client SIde Extensions, then run a GPUPDATE /Force and maybe even reboot.
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snakkobCommented:
Did you ever get it to work?

I made a new policy as dexcribed in http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_26974717.html
and forgot to "Link an Existing GPO" under "mydomain.local" after that it worked on XP Machines as well.
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