Mapping localdrive in Terminal server session using GPP

Posted on 2015-01-28
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.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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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.


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

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So the question is: is it possible to map \\tsclient\c from within a group preference drive map setting
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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?

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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.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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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.


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Until now we have not found a way to use GPP to map a drive on the local client.

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