Map drive by username variable in Group Policy

I want to use group policy to map user drives specific to each user.  Such as:  username domainname\peteh needs to map to \\servername\peteh$

Is there a way to do this via group policy?
H2OmikeIT ManagerAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
Use a login script
Within which you can have
net use h: \\servername\%username%

what is the variable, username?

You could use %username% in gpp.

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H2OmikeIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Variable is the username they log in as.  The mapped drive would be \\servername\username$

I tried the attached in GPP but it doesn't work.
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H2OmikeIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Also, how do you map based on group membership?  Like if in group HR, map \\servername\hr$?
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
groups are easy, goto common tab and item level targeting

you can do username there too, but I doubt you want a policy for each user.

also make your your user drive is running in their security context
arnoldCommented:
You either create a GPO per mapped drive using the security filtering I.e GPO map drive A security filter members of groupa
GPO groupB shared drive security filter groupB

The other is to use a single logins vbscript/powershell script that has drive mapping a which includes verification of group membership as a condition.  There are examples of vbscript said, powershell and batch scripts tart conditionally map drives.

The script would either obe part of the GPO or the login script under the user's AD profile using netlogon  script.

are you mapping drive letters.

C:
D: DVD
E: he
F: management
Etc?
ChiITCommented:
Hi H2OMike,
This is how I map home drives. I actually use the profile method for domain users, with a share created for where I keep all of the user directories. I have to manually enter this each time I create a new user, when I create the AD user I add the profile home drive path. There is a script in here and has been mentioned by others that looks like you can create them automatically. I hope this helps.


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/816313
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