group policy not creating user folder for mapped drive

Hey Guys

I am setting up a mapped drive called H:\ drive for personal user data.
I've created the policy and am using the following location for the map " \\server\home\%username% ". The action is set as "replace.

However, what I am finding is the policy is not creating the folder for the user before applying the group policy. Thus the policy fails. If I manually create the folder for the user in the share it works.

How do I get the group policy to create the folder based off the users AD username first?

Kind Regards
Aaron
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goosey1Commented:
You'll also need a Folder item preference to update the target folder.
The Drive Maps preference doesn't create folders.

Any reason you can't use the user account home drive properties to achieve the same?
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moncompAuthor Commented:
Hey goosey1

Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated.

I would like to use a mapped drive for the personal folder policy. Is it possible to have a mapped drive with "user account home drive properties"?

Kind Regards
Aaron
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SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
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moncompAuthor Commented:
Hey Sandeshdubey

Thanks for your post. Is it possible to do the above for a mapped network drive too?
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SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
If the permission are set correctly you can configure the same for homedrive too.
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moncompAuthor Commented:
Hey Sandeshdubey with the home drive is that just a folder redirection or is it a mapped drive?
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goosey1Commented:
The home drive is a mapped drive that is specified as part of the user account properties.

I believe you are referring to Group Policy Preferences for your drive mappings?
If you are using GPP to setup mapped drives then you will need to set a GPP to create the folder as well.

If all you are looking for is a home drive to be mapped, then use the user account properties as per the link provided by Sandeshdubey.
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moncompAuthor Commented:
hey goosey1

Thanks for your reply. Mapped drive is what I was after with a GPP to create subfolder for the user.

Is it possible to do that with 1x GPP or do I need to create a second GPP? Also I have no created a GPP for folder creation before do you have any recommended links.  Otherwise I can search Google.

Thanks for your help.
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goosey1Commented:
You're already looking in the right place if you're using Drive Maps under preferences.
Folders is in the same spot.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730913.aspx

I would suggest that you need to create an Update action for the target folder as you were trying to do with the Drive Maps.

Combined with the Drive Maps preference you should get the result you're after.
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moncompAuthor Commented:
hey goosey1 and do it all under 1 GPP?
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goosey1Commented:
Yes, I would do it all in one GPO as it's related.
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moncompAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help will implement :)
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