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Hi,

Could you please tell me about this;

all users' home drive location is specified in AD in home profile tab.   do I still need to map a drive in GPO and assigned it to OU where user account is created?  AD is 2008

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by:kuzum
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I just did a test and created a gpo and specified location of home drive for a user in AD  and as expected, it appeared in  windows explorer. I then deleted gpo mappings that I had assigned to OU where user account is and I can still see home drives in explorer.  

What I wanted to know is if it is a need of mapping home drives via GPO and link it to OU

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no you don't need to map the home drive if you have already specified it in AD.
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Nick Rhode earned 1000 total points
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Not necessary to map it when put in AD settings.  You can use GPO to map drives and make name spaces for the drives like (HR, Accounting, IT, etc) which is just file organization in the company and splitting up rights so people cannot see specific drives to maintain order.
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thank you. just as I thought!
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