Mapping localdrive in Terminal server session using GPP

Posted on 2015-01-28
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2015-08-23
I want to map a folder on the local disk of a computer connecting to a terminal server (2012R2) so the users have access to their local disk to store files instead of storing them on the terminal server.

I try to do this via Group Policy Preferences and this works ok for all mapped drives on other computers, but I get an error 0x800701e7 when I try to map \\tsclient\c although the user has access to the local drives later in the session.
Question by:bemsofpe
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 40575498
When you are trying to map to the C drive you need to use the \\servername\c$\. Remembering that the C$ is an administrative share as well. You cannot change this share as it is set by default. You will need to modify the permissions directly on the C:\ itself to allow access. You will also need to create a share under the root of c:\ and then use that path in your mapped drive.


Author Comment

ID: 40576529
I am trying to map \\tsclient\c... A normal share which is accesible to the user...

Author Comment

ID: 40577057
So the question is: is it possible to map \\tsclient\c from within a group preference drive map setting
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

LVL 17

Expert Comment

ID: 40577568
I don't have any experience mapping a local drive using GPP.  At my last job, we used logon scripts to map local & network drives.  At the job before that, we used GPOs to map network drives & log on scripts to map local.

Have you tried using a logon script?

Author Comment

ID: 40577577
Not yet, we are planning to move away from login scripts to GPO / GPP as this is a much easier way of handling drive mappings for a large number of users.

I do think however that a login script will work, as I am able to net use x: \\tsclient\c once the user session is started.
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 40577594
Logon scripts are a way of the past. There are some scenarios where you still can leverage logon scripts but the management of them are a nightmare. GPP is the way to go.


Accepted Solution

bemsofpe earned 0 total points
ID: 40936410
Until now we have not found a way to use GPP to map a drive on the local client.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40942723
No solution was provided.

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
Had a business requirement to store the mobile number in an environmental variable. This is just a quick article on how this was done.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question