GPO Drive mappings not working

I am trying to switch over from login script to GPO - Drive mappings using Item Level Targeting.  I created a global security group for each department. The created a global security group for each drive letter. I then created a GPO for each drive letter that will be mapped. I have tried switching between Create and Update. Doing gpupdate /force after all changes. That has not worked. In Item level targeting I added both Security groups.  For a full view of what I have done please read the attached HTM.  I exported the configuration. Our domain functional level is set to Windows Server 2003.

For the purposes of this request I am concentrating on one GPO.  The GPO is configured as follows:  

Action                        Update
Properties
Letter                                     R
Location                               \\stp60pfls001\outlook\
Reconnect                               Enabled
Label as                               \\stp60pfls001\outlook
Use first available                         Disabled
Hide/Show this drive                         Show
Hide/Show all drives                         Show

Common
Options
Stop processing items on this extension if       No
an error occurs on this item
Run in logged-on user's security            Yes
context (user policy option)
Remove this item when it is no longer applied       No
Apply once and do not reapply                   No
Item-level targeting: Security Group
Attribute                               Value
bool                                     AND
not                                     0
name                                     PSP\R - stp60pfls001_outlook_username
sid                                     S-1-5-21-342123414-1712461194-879972363-5699
userContext                               1
primaryGroup                               0
localGroup                               0
Item-level targeting: Security Group
Attribute                               Value
bool                                     OR
not                                     0
name                                     PSP\Networking
sid                                     S-1-5-21-342123414-1712461194-879972363-5733
userContext                               1
primaryGroup                               0
localGroup                               0

I don't understand why the drive I specified is not mapping.
Drive-Mappings.htm
mattmcgAsked:
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
First, have you verified that the user is receiving the GPO by doing a gpresult?

Second, drive mappings only happen on logon. Have you logged out and back in as the user?

Here is a guide I wrote a while back about troubleshooting GPOs that don't apply: http://deployhappiness.com/top-10-ways-to-troubleshoot-group-policy/
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
If the GPO is applying, check Event Viewer - Applications. Any Group Policy Drive mapping errors will be recorded here. Common problems include lack of read permissions to the share/folder.
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
Hi Joe

Yes he is getting the Group Policy. Of course I have Powered down and powered up after any changes to test.  Event Viewer is a great tip - I don't know why I didn't think of it. I'm currently Googling the error - "The user 'R:' preference item in the 'Drive Mappings {193F24CF-CAF8-4E92-97B9-384093E80A3C}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070035 The network path was not found.' This error was suppressed."
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Can that user browse to  \\stp60pfls001\outlook\  when logged in?

You can also try to use the FQDN of your server.
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
yes.  I really thought that share/file security was the issue.  But its still not mapping.  I tried the FQDN and that didn't help.
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Under common options, toggle the run in user context option. Gpupdate - logout - back in.
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
Under common options? where would that be?
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Sorry - this is where you enter into the item level targeting values screen. Open the drive mapping preference - click the common tab.
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
it is already "toggled".  if you mean checked by that - its been check all along. I suppose I should have included that earlier.
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Turn it off and try out your GPO.
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
I turned it off, did updated group policy, shutdown and started up. Same error.  

 "The user 'R:' preference item in the 'Drive Mappings {193F24CF-CAF8-4E92-97B9-384093E80A3C}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070035 The network path was not found.' This error was suppressed."
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
Would anyone else like to look at this?
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Sorry Matt - I missed your other reply. Enable debug logging for GPP drive mappings and see what errors appear in the log. You can also upload that log here.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/07/18/enabling-group-policy-preferences-debug-logging-using-the-rsat.aspx
mattmcgAuthor Commented:
A scheduled task, on a different server, was executing a script that was removing any folders that did not have sufficient NTFS permissions.  I could not believe it when I read the script.  No idea why it was there.  This can be closed.

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