I have a bit of a mystery here. I activated today a GPO with mapped drives to replace existing manual mapping drives in some PCs on a AD domain. For each of these new maps, I gave them a simple "label". Settings used for these drives are "update" and the "reconnect" button is checked.
Basically, I had two kinds of machines: the ones with existing manual drive mappings and the ones that had no manual mappings at all.
To activate the drives on the machines that had existing mappings, I "disconnected" all the drives manually, then did a "gpupdate /force" on each machines and logged back in.
PCs that did not have mappings accepted the new mappings and the "labels" displayed correctly.
For the machines that already had a manual drive letter with the same drive letter as the new one I am trying to introduce will not display the labels correctly. Instead, they will show the complete share name rather than the label I am trying to introduce (I would prefer that the user don't see the real share name since the naming convention is more complicated.
Has anyone come up across this problem and how to fix it? The only solution I found was to destroy the user's profile and recreate it but this is rather a complicated task for a little drive map. There must be something in the registry key for this particular user, but every key I deleted so far has not fixed the issue (I tried erasing any information in the registry pertaining to the old drive mapping).
Thanks for helping.