Change Home folder path in Active Directory using PowerShell

Using PowerShell I would like to change the Home folder path in Active Directory for all users that are a member of a Security Group called; "New Home"
I would like the Home folder path to be; Connect to H: To: \\server\%username%$
Thanks for your help!
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
Group Policy would be a good way to do this. But I see no issue with using PowerShell either.

Here's how to do it in Powershell:
$grpname = 'New Home'
$srvname = 'server'

 (Get-ADGroup $grpname -Properties members).members | Get-ADUser -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | % {
    $ursn = $_.SamAccountName
    $hmdir = '\\'+$srvname+'\'+$ursn+'$'
    Set-ADUser $_ -HomeDrive H: -HomeDirectory $hmdir

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the_omnificAuthor Commented:
Does this new Group Policy feature work on Windows 7 too?
I will test this Powershell script tomorrow, thank you!
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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
The GPO requires the workstation be Windows 8/2012 or newer.
the_omnificAuthor Commented:
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / EngineerCommented:
Glad to help!
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