Group Policy

Thanking you all in advance for this one. I was wondering if it is possible to push out a group policy that will change the drive letter on  end users PC on a network. (In this instance we would like all the PC's to have Z: as the drive letter for the optical drive)  

We are running Windows Server 2003 R2 and XP pro clients.

Or would this have to be set on each local machine?

Once again thanks for the input
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better to be set on each local machine....
Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System AdministratorCommented:
Hi check this post..!

And also not sure is this is possible..!

All the best

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I am pretty sure there are no Group Policy settings to do this, but there may be a way to do it with a VB script. I would rename this post and and try asking it again.
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No, you can't change the drive letter via GP.
better use kix with VB script
There must be a way to script this. You used to be able to do it in DOS when assigning a cdrom driver before they were integrated into the OS.
just my $.02
Easiest way is to logon via management console and change the drive letter manually. But, WATCH OUT for incorrect paths!

There is a script in Microsoft's developer's network to do this. But, WATCH OUT for incorrect paths!
I usually don't like to give out advice like this becaue it comes with a risk to mess up their network paths, or something on the network.
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