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gpupdate /force not working with GPO Preference Drive mapping

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I have made a GPO with preference/drive mapping.

When the user logon on he gets the drive mapped  :o)

If for some resaon the user don´t have the drives and need to reconnect to the drive, they should have the option to run gpupdate /force. But it don´t work. The user need to logoff and logon again to get the mapped drives.

I have tried to change the  "NoBackgroundPolicy" value from 1 to 0 in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions\{5794DAFD-BE60-433f-88A2-1A31939AC01F}

I have tried to change the  "NoBackgroundPolicy" value from 1 to 0 in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\wow6432Node\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions\{5794DAFD-BE60-433f-88A2-1A31939AC01F}

But still the same issue no drive is beiing mapped when i run gpupdate /force????????

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Question by:Henrik_S_Andersen
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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It looks like the GPO is for computer settings which are not re-applied when gpupdate runs. You need to unfortunately reboot a client to get this again

Regards,
Krzysztof
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by:Joseph Moody
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Drive mappings always require a log off/log on. Even as preferences.

It is dumb.
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by:Henrik_S_Andersen
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According to this page:

http://techibee.com/group-policies/all-about-drive-mapping-in-group-policy-preferences/202

It should be possible.

But it ain´t working :(
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Found the answer, it map the drives okay, the soultion work :o)

But you are only able to se them in net use, bacause the drives is being mapped with the user session.

If i kill explore process and start it again the drives also show in explore.

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by:Henrik_S_Andersen
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Found the answer, it map the drives okay, the soultion work :o)

But you are only able to se them in net use, bacause the drives is being mapped with the user session.

If i kill explore process and start it again the drives also show in explore.
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OK
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