Domain Wide Mapped Network Drives not appearing on all work stations

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-23
I have set up domain wide (per-user) drive mapping for directories on our file server (Server 2008 R2) in Group Policy Management.
For some unknown reason, out of the 70+ workstations, there are 4-5 that seem to simply ignore the GP even after 48 hours and several reboots of those "stubborn" work stations.
Of these, 2 are Windows 7 Pro and 3 are Windows XP SP3.
Am I missing something?

Question by:tagltd
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    Accepted Solution

    On the XP machines you need to make sure you've got the Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extensions installed.

    Also, have you done a "GPUpdate /force" on the windows 7 machines?

    Do they have anything in their event logs?
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    Assisted Solution

    if you're setting group policy, make sure the work station is grabbing it. log onto those workstations, pull up a cmd prompt and do a "gpupdate /force", then a minute later, do a "gpresult /r" (i think that's the proper flag). make sure it is grabbing the specific group policy you are setting.

    Assisted Solution

    To - CSIPComputing:
    I have downloaded the Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP and will install later.
    For you and HornAlum:
    I will do what you listed and get back with results.
    Thanks for now.

    Author Closing Comment

    Dear All,
    Both solutions worked (one for each glitch). Thanks!

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