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GPO drive mappings Windows 10 show up disconnected but its really connected

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Hey guys,

we are having issues with our mapped drives GPO. We have a drive called the M and N drive that are constantly giving us issues in windows 10 and 8. When the user signs in the M drive will automatically say its disconnected  but the N drive will work correctly. Both are set using the "Create" option in Group policy. When we switch the option from Create to Update , all craziness happens and even more issues will happen from the N and M drive such as it disappears and/or doesnt connect and gives us errors. So...  I ran this GPResults from the command line on a test computer and noticed that both drives show up TWICE in the gpresults . I am thinking maybe it has something to do with the drives acting weird?

I also cannot figure out why its showing twice because the GPO drive mappings are only linked to "one" OU.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... ( by the way ive had this problem for about 6 months now and have run out of ideas).


RSOP data for "hidden"\testuser2 on L439 : Logging Mode
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OS Configuration:           Member Workstation
OS Version:                 10.0.10586
Site Name:                 N/A
Roaming Profile:           N/A
Local Profile:             C:\Users\testuser2
Connected over a slow link?: No


USER SETTINGS
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    CN=testuser2,OU=Admin,OU=Payables,OU="Hidden",OU=Nuna,DC="Hidden",DC=nuna
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 9/12/16 at 10:09:14 AM
    Group Policy was applied from:     "Hidden"
    Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps
    Domain Name:                       "Hidden"
    Domain Type:                       Windows 2008 or later
   
    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
        AP Admin Printers
        Payables
        Edmonton P Drive APLink
        Kwik Tag Logon Server
        Edmonton O Drive OLENotes
        Edmonton M Drive
        Nuna Company N Drive
        Default Domain Policy
        Edmonton M Drive

        Nuna Company N Drive
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by:McKnife
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Weird indeed.
I would unlink the drive mapping GPOs and start with a new one, after making sure that no drive is connected in between.
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by:Brad99
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Hi, can the issue be reproducted everytime ? What kind of network drives are behind ? Some Filer like Netapp or similiar ? In this case maybe try some native share on a "real" windows server ? what about the gpo's. do you use loopback mode ?
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by:Devon Edwards
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Hi loopback processing isnt enabled where the GPO drives are at. Yes the issue can be reproduced everytime.
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infact i created a new thread which actually defines whats really going on..

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28969620/GPO-shows-twice-under-GPresults.html
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You know that following my suggestion would have led to the solution. Seems funny to just close this.
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new topic created
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