options for drive mappings.
Posted on 2016-09-18
could you please help me to understand in what cases we have to map a drive using GPO? I understand we can also do it with old style logon scripts.
for instance, if you need only 5 users in your domain to use a mapped drive for an application, is it compulsory to use GPO option in 2012 environment? can it not be resolved with locally on the client or app server itself?
I am trying to understand what all my options are with sensible explanations so I Can learn please.
Additionally, can we map multiple shares to clients using the same drive letter on the same server? for example:
on the same Active Directory server
m:\\server1\shareXYZ\ , m:\\server2\shareabc
I have run out spare drive letters on AD server and I don't know what my options are to get rid off some of them as I can see some drives are only for 4 or 5 people. is there a need for GPO in 2012 ?
we have DFS for file shares and ABE enabled for permissions. is there a need for mapped drive while we are using DFS and ABE enabled on shares?
sorry for multiple questions but there seem to be a lot of questions on forums about this and could not find clear answer.