Mapping network drive

How can I map a network drives when user logging in to windows 2003 R2 domain using logon script or group policy editor. I have the following two folders

\\myserver\public folder$

I want the mapped network drive to appear on the desktop and in my computer.

please help.

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You can have logon script to map the drives.

@echo off
Net use x: \\myserver\home\%username%
Net Use y: \\myserver\public folder$
ayha1999Author Commented:
what is the extension of the script file, bat or vbs? please give me the complete script and how to configure it.

save the above lines as a bat file and put in the login script for the user.
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As a slight recommendation I would use .vbs vs bat if you are running this from a server with windows 2008.  I have seen very strange issues before with bat files and vbs gives you alot more playing room.  Like mapping drives and printers etc if you wanted to do more.

Simple Example:

On Error Resume Next

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")

'remove network drives
objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive "H:"
objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive "I:"
objNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive "S:"

'map network drives
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "H:" , "\\servername\sharename"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "I:" , "\\servername\sharename"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "S:" , "\\servername\sharename"

'map network printer, must be shared off of server
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\servername\printersharename"

'set default printer
objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter "\\servername\printersharename"

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ayha1999Author Commented:
How can do it for all users one time instead of doing it for each user?

Select all the users and open the properties and browse to the script.
ayha1999Author Commented:
I careated creted group policy, a bat file and put in the following location.


but when user logs in , no network drive appears in my computer or desktop. If he browse the bat file located in above location and execute then it ask for user and and password and mapsthe network drives. is there any problem with the location?

ayha1999Author Commented:
The physical location is
Just to let you know if your AD structure is organized in a certain way I have seen problems when it was running.  Example:  You have the following Organizational Units (Company Users > Department 1 and Department 2)

You would have to create a group policy for both department 1 with the script and department 2 with the script.  I have seen it not run on many occasions when it was assigned to the top level which in this case would be (Company Users).  One thing you can do is do a \\Servername and navigate to the script and run it manually so see if it works.
ayha1999Author Commented:
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