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Mapping Drive on logon using SBS 2008

Posted on 2010-08-25
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Hi all,

I have googled around and want to make sure I am going down the right path. Whereas we wold normally use a startup vbscript to do this with 2008 i am not sure.

What we need to setup is a number of different shares and connect to these on logon, however different users will require access to one or more of the shares.

e.g. take user1, user2, user3 and share1, share2, share3

user1 may need access to share1,share2,
user2 may need access to share1, share3
user3 may need access to share1, share2, share3

what we were thinking is setting up a GPO for each of the shares and attached to the each user that needs it?

Is this the right way to go about this?

Finally, can someone give details on how to create this policy?

thanks in advance,

Matt.
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Personally now that MS has rolled their acquisition of PolicyMaker products into the core Group Policy features, I think group policy preferences are the way to go for mapped drives. Especially with Vista/Win7 clients (although they work with XP as well) due to UAC issues that occur with logon scripts, GP Preferences provide a cleaner alternative with less troubleshooting headaches.
You can also use separate group policies targeted by security group, or you can use one group policy and use item-level targeting (a feature of GP Preferences) to make sure the users you expect to get certain mappings do in fact get what is expected. Which of the above two options you use is personal preference and a matter of how you want to organize your group policies and proesses.
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Thanks the GPO is working a treat
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