Windows SBS Server 2011 Group Policy

Posted on 2012-09-12
Last Modified: 2012-10-02
I am not familiar with Windows SBS 2011 Standard; How do I create a a group policy to do the follow: Map network drives:


and how do I set it up so that each person also maps a drive to a private user folder.  The folder is all set up, i just need to have the server setup the login...
Folder - Users$ (hidden share) has sub folders for John Steve Rob etc etc..when Rob logs in he should have 2 shares:

please walk me through or take me to a place where I can view this info
Question by:fastteks0390
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    by:Sushil Sonawane
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    by:Darius Ghassem
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    Although much of it is a duplicate of the above posts I have bloged about all options for mapping drives on server 2008 and newer including, manual, scripts, Group Policy applied scripts, and Group Policy preferences.  For the record the latter is best used on Vista or newer machines, there are inconsistent results sometimes with XP.
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    All of the above is good information, HOWEVER, it does not address a problem in your initial question... you state that you've already set up the folder, but the fact is that SBS 2011 sets up this folder automatically upon installation.

    All you need to do is enable folder redirection in the SBS Management Console and everything will be configured for you -- Redirecting their My Documents folder (and others such as Desktop if you like) to the server.  You are much better off sticking with the built-in configuration as it will allow you to more easily manage your users in the future.

    I generally suggest that you don't map a drive letter to user's folders... instead, just advise users that their "My Documents" folder is where they keep things.  


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