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Mapping Drives using Item level Targeting based on Computer Netbios Name using variable logic

Posted on 2011-09-11
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Below is an example of what I am looking to accomplish using Windows 2008 group policy item level targeting. The key is that I would like to do this without having to create a seperate item level targeted map entry for every single computer. I wopuld like to simply create one entry using variables and logic. This is something that I presently have in place using scripting but would like to move to eliminate the logon script and use GP exclusively.

- Computer names are computer1, computer2, computer3,... etc.
- Shares on server are computer1$, computer2$, computer3$,...etc.

When a user logs on to computer 1 they receive the mapped drive computer1$, computer2 gets computer2$, and so on.
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by:McKnife
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Hi.

You leave out to tell us if you have already tried it. I suppose \\server\%computername%$ would work when entered at the "Location" line.
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I figured it out .... A hidden root share needed to be created and  F3 item level targeting to the share and %computername% needed to done using the REPLACE on the location field with the "resolve variable" attribute set
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There was only one other comment and it did not have any real detail to it and did not help the solution
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agreed
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by:McKnife
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No real detail?
I told you to populate the location field of the group policy preferences drive map item with \\server\%computername%$ which works as expected. No further settings needed. Next time feel free to ask if you don't understand a proposed solution :)
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