Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

GPO not working to map a drive

Posted on 2016-09-28
4
37 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-21
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
0
Comment
Question by:rhwimmers
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Adam Brown
ID: 41820699
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?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rhwimmers
ID: 41822833
Yes I ran /force multiple times and still no luck.  Its a user setting (on the bottom section).
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Weissler earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41825644
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.)
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Rich Weissler
ID: 41853466
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.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have a outside contractor who comes in once a week or seasonal to do some work in your office but you only want to give him access to the programs and files he needs and keep privet all other documents and programs, can you do this on a loca…
While working, an annoying popup showing below will come and we cannot cancel or close it form the screen. The error message will come again and again.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

807 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question