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Group Policy - Map Network Drive to non local path

Posted on 2013-12-03
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Hey Guys

I'm trying to create a group policy to map a network drive to a folder that is not located on the domain controller/file server. The mapped drive is on the terminal server, so the path is \\terminalserver\sharedfolder

I've created the GPO, linked it to the security group OU, added the map drive settings (added the UNC path, chose replace, re-connect, checked run in logged -on users), added the security group I want it to apply to.

I then go to a workstation and run gpupdate /force and reboot the system.
But the GPO does not apply. I checked gpresult /h  - but it's not giving me any errors as to why it's failing.

My guess is that because I'm trying to map a location that is not locally on the domain controller that is why it's not working.

What do you guys think I'm doing wrong? Is it possible to map a folder that's not on the domain controller?

Kind Regards
Aaron
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Since it is not an the same domain, you must first create a local user to that file server and give permissions to that shared folder. This created user will be used at map network drive, under connect as boxes.
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by:moncomp
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Hey Krokodili

The terminal server is in the same domain and on the same network. Does that change the configuration as per your pic above?
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If it is on the same domain, than you must give Read or Write access to Authenticated Users to the shared folder.
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by:moncomp
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Hey Krokodili I got success!!

I deleted the GPO, added authenticated users to the shared folder than re-created the GPO.
Now working! many thanks for your help :)
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