Do I need client side extensions for TS 2003 R2 to connect to server 2008 for drive mappings?

Do I need to install the Client Side Extensions onto a win server 2003 R2 Terminal Server, which the users will be logging into to get their drives mapped from a 2008 server which has the drive mappings setup with the Preferences?
If so, is the one for just server 2003 R2 or does it not need it?
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Yes you will need the client side extensions. These are needed on any system besides vista, win7, and server 2008.

vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok the question is, is there a client side extension for server 2003 R2 ?
Darius GhassemCommented:
Here are the GP Clientside extensions you can download and install

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=BFE775F9-5C34-44D0-8A94-44E47DB35ADD
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Thanks that is the one I did download on the 2003 R2 server, but when I login into the 2003 R2 server as a user, the drive mapping I setup on the 2008 server with the preferences is not showing up for some reason..
Any ideas?
vmichAuthor Commented:
Sorry this is what I have for the drive mapping in the preferences....

\\SSDC01\data$\ohio users\%LogonUser%
Darius GhassemCommented:
If you run the same command from the Windows 2003 server manually does the drive map? If it doesn't then there is an issue with the map location or command you are using.
vmichAuthor Commented:
I installed them on the 2003 R2 server and yes if I do a manual mapping, it does map the drive.
Darius GhassemCommented:
Run gpresult to see if the gpo applies
vmichAuthor Commented:
It says that that the default domain policy is applied and that is where I configured the drive mappings. Is that ok to set them up on the defaukt domain policy?
Darius GhassemCommented:
usually yeah but lets create a GPO that is not a default so we can verify that this is actually applying
vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok will do and will let you know...
vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok well the new  GPO gets applied alright but the drive mapping is not showing up still, but I can map it manually though...
This is what I have in there again....
\\ssdc01\data$\ohio users\%LogonUser%
Darius GhassemCommented:
So, you are running net use \\ssdc01\data$\ohio users\%LogonUser%
vmichAuthor Commented:
No not net use.. I am setting it up via the preferences and you dont net use in there according to the help file...
So I have:     \\ssdc01\data$\ohio users\%LogonUser%
Darius GhassemCommented:
What I'm saying is try to map with net use
Darius GhassemCommented:
vmichAuthor Commented:
If I do the net use command, froma command prompt, it is giving me the message : logon failure: unkown user name or password.
Darius GhassemCommented:
Try net use  \\ssdc01\data$\ohio users\%LogonUser% /user:username password
vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok i tired that at the command prompt net use g: \\ssdc01\data$\ohio users\%logonuser% /user:username password

It gives me a syntax error
Joseph DalyCommented:
you have a space in the unc path you need to enclose it in quotes.
Darius GhassemCommented:
That would most likely cause issue with Preferences I believe as well
vmichAuthor Commented:
So you are saying that I need to put the share name of ohio users inside of quotes for the preferences also??
Darius GhassemCommented:
What I would do is not even have spaces our standard is to use underscores for any share folders but again just our standard.
vmichAuthor Commented:
So do I need the quotes in the share name of Ohio Users in the drive preferences ??
Joseph DalyCommented:
Yes most likely.
Darius GhassemCommented:
Or the whole "\\server\name"
vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok I am confused. I chnaged the share name and tried the quotes and no quotes in the preferences and I cannot get the drive to map.....

\\ssdc01\data$\ohiousers\%LogonUser%
Darius GhassemCommented:
So, if you create a folder that is called ohiouser still not working?
vmichAuthor Commented:
Nope cant get the drive preferences to map the drive..
Darius GhassemCommented:
Are running Windows XP SP3?
vmichAuthor Commented:
No, the Terminal server is running windows 2003 R2 and the server where the drive preferences are setup is running server 2008 R2. I installed the client side extensions on the 2003 R2 server as I mentioned yesterday but just cant figure out why the drive mappings wont show when I login with a user account...
Darius GhassemCommented:
Sorry I remember now. So, we see that the GPO is being applied properly when we do gpresult, right? If the GPO is being applied then should come up. Please post gpresult. Have you rebooted server?
vmichAuthor Commented:
Yes the gpo gets applied. When I run gpresult I see the gpo  but no drive mapping from the preferences I setup.
Have I rebooted which server the TS or the DC?
Darius GhassemCommented:
TS
vmichAuthor Commented:
No the reboot did not make any difference.
Darius GhassemCommented:
Just not getting why the network drives are not getting applied. If user logs onto another system do they get applied?
vmichAuthor Commented:
Like I said I can map the drive manually and it works but when I put this is the preferences drive mapping, I get nothing....

\\ssdc01\data$\ohiousers%username% (This is what I have for the drive preference)
Joseph DalyCommented:
If its like what you have pasted above you are missing a \

\\ssdc01\data$\ohiousers%username%

should be

\\ssdc01\data$\ohiousers\%username%
vmichAuthor Commented:
That is a typo on my part.. I do have the \ in the path

\\ssdc01\data$\ohiousers\%LogonUser%
But it just does not want to map..
Joseph DalyCommented:
can you take a screenshot of your GPP settings?
vmichAuthor Commented:
screen shot of the preference settings?
Joseph DalyCommented:
Yes the screen where you set up how the drive maps should be. Take a screenshot and post it.
vmichAuthor Commented:
Here is the screen shot file
drive-mappings.png
vmichAuthor Commented:
the server is hpdc01 not ssdc01 as shown on that screen shot
Joseph DalyCommented:
Try setting the mapping from create to update.
vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok will try it...
vmichAuthor Commented:
Still the same thing. No drive getting mapped.
I have used these before and never had an issue like this one.. Just dont understand it...
Darius GhassemCommented:
This is for all workstations, right?
vmichAuthor Commented:
Yes any test account that I have tried it with....
Darius GhassemCommented:
Man I don't understand should be applying. Have thought about logon scripts instead?
vmichAuthor Commented:
Could not get it to work... Did a vb script from a co worker

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vmichAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all for your help with trying to get the preferences to work..
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