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GPO not working to map a drive

Posted on 2016-09-28
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The past few changes to GPO I have made haven't seemed to work and both were supposed to log a drive if the user was part of a certain security group.

I created a new GPO and linked to the domain.local, I set the security filtering for domain\groupname  The only thing in this GPO is to map a drive to \\server\share.  I have it set to reconnect, and replace.

gpresult /R on user machine shows her in the right domain\groupname but under the applied policies it only shows the default domain policy and another policy - not the new GPO I created.

This is win7 and a an 08r2 DC
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by:Adam Brown
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You may need to run GPUpdate /force to get the policy to apply properly. It also depends on which section of the GPO editor you used to create the settings. Did you use the Computer Settings or User settings section?
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by:rhwimmers
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Yes I ran /force multiple times and still no luck.  Its a user setting (on the bottom section).
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Rich Weissler earned 2000 total points (awarded by participants)
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Check to make certain the computer account for the machines this policy will impact have at least READ permission to the policy.  Assuming your systems were patched... there was a patch released this summer which alters security filtering of GPOs in a very significant way.  (At least relative to this use case.)
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by:Rich Weissler
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While not confirmed that this change in the way permissions are checked for group policies, it is likely to be the culprit -- and this same answer will help others.
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