Using GPO to map the network drive
Posted on 2014-12-17
We are having our home folders mapped to their user profiles.
But some of the users have been moved from different departments to a new department and they want to share their files which are in their My documents(roaming profile)
to a centralized location as they are complaining that because they all moved from different departments, it is hard to find those locations as initially mapped each users profile according to their department.(eg:-Purchase,Sale,Account and Audit etc.).
These are the initial profile paths for the users..
Audit - \\file-server\data\audit\users
Marketing - \\file-server\marketing\users\
Sales - \\file-server\Sales\users
But we have a strict company policy that anything under their home folder should be accessed by that user. So I think changing the user profile path is not an option.
So I am wondering how I try to achieve the request without making any changes to their profile path?
Also how those changes doesn't affect on the existing GPOs?
PS: Every departmental users have a dedicated network drive(G:) for all the departmental related shared files and folders.
So I am thinking if I want to create a centralized location for those users called "Central" in the file server, how I am going to map the persistent network drive(\\file-server\Central using G:\ ) for those users using a GPO and make sure their My documents are accessed by every other users
in that group?