Drive mapping issues with DFS Namespace

I am having an Issue with mapping Drives with namespace, we currently have the maping done via ServerName\Folder but i want to update this to point to the \\DomainName\Namespace\Folder

i edited the GPO and set Action to replace. i unplugged the Ethernet cable from FS1 got  the test users to run gpupdate within cmd, but still were unable to connect to the drives.

i can see the namespace structure by typing in  \\DomainName\Namespace

Running Server 2012
DavidfoleyAsked:
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Which GP setting are you using to map the drive? I'm guessing a Drive Map Preference?
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Also, always run:
gpupdate /force
as otherwise you're just re-applying the locally cached copy of the policy. /force makes it go and get it again from the domain controller.

You can also run:
gpresult /h %userprofile%\desktop\gpr.html /f
when one of the users not getting the drive map is logged on, and examine the result file to see that the setting is being picked up and applied correctly.

Assuming you are using GPPrefs to map the drives, and the policy is being applied (as seen via gpresult), you can enable logging and this should tell you why it is failing:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/07/18/enabling-group-policy-preferences-debug-logging-using-the-rsat.aspx
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compdigit44Commented:
i edited the GPO and set Action to replace. i unplugged the Ethernet cable from FS1 got  the test users to run gpupdate within cmd, but still were unable to connect to the drives

If you are unplugging the nic cable then running gpupdate then how are the client suppose to connect to the DC?
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DavidfoleyAuthor Commented:
Hi Compdigit44 we have 3 FS and 3 DC within our infrastructure
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Care to comment on the results of any of the stuff I suggested?
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compdigit44Commented:
I assume you have already check the event logs on the client and servers for any error / warnings correct?
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