GPO Drive Mapping - Home Folder

I've switched from using login scripts to using Group Policy to map drives. It's worked great, until I realized that new user's don't get a home folder made.

In AD, under a user's properties, under Profile, we used "Connect to:" and the path which we would manually enter \\server\share\NAME and it would make the folder if it didn't exist.
Now with the GPO, instead of the Connect To: option, we are setting it to Local Path and in the GPO, setting up the M: drive as \\server\share\%username% and checking "Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option)" under the options. This works, but doesn't create a new user's folder.

Any better way to streamline this?
ParisAMAsked:
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kevinhsiehCommented:
Why don't you go back to the way you set the home folder in the user properties?  The home folder has special meaning, and I don't think that GPO preferences drive mapping has an option for home folder. If it did, you could attempt to assign multiple home folders, which doesn't make sense.

When you are using home folder setting in the user properties, that automatically gets mapped without a group policy or logon script.
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ParisAMAuthor Commented:
It's easy to make one mapped share and apply to everyone with their user name variable, rather than having to edit each user account and manually type in the paths... I'll stick with GPO at this point and just make the folder for new users but will remember this in the future.
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