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Mapped Drives using Group Policy

Posted on 2010-11-19
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Dear all,

I am having a issue with mapped drives using Group Policy.

All the drives are mapping perfectly expect for one.

One of the drives is mapping to a users own personal drive. The issue i'm having is that it works with windows server 2008, 2008 R2 and 7 but anything pre these version seems to map to the share but not the %username%/%logonuser%.

Below is the paths I am using/tried for the mapping and it works but not on XP or 2003.

Any ideas why?

\\servername\sharename\%username%
\\servername\sharename\%logonuser%




Thanks,

Lyon
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by:psychogr
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Open a command prompt window on a workstation
Type "gpupdate /force" then check and post here any errors shown on the event logs of this workstation.

Good luck
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by:LyonJay
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Tried that and there are no error logs for that GPO.
Its mapping the drive just not to the correct folder.

Thanks,

Lyon
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\\servername\sharename\%username%

worked fine for me with 2008 for both Xp and Win 7

is it mapping to a similair share or something way off base
What SP are you running on XP?
Can you map the drive manually from the XP PC
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by:LyonJay
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No its just a folder for each user in the sharename
XP SP3
I can indeed and i know it works cause there are KIX script in place at the moment that work so theres nothing wrong with the share itself.
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by:LyonJay
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Yes.
All clients on the site have it.
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by:LyonJay
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No worries i have worked it out.
It was because the user had a drive mapping from the AD user account.

Thanks,

Lyon
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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did you check permission on the share for this user ?

what do you get if you tried to map these drives manually without GP ( using map driver wizard , and using the script)? is there any problems?

check if there is a local drive using the same drive lester please ..
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