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Group Policy Object - Mapping DrivesI'v

I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 and have created a GPO for mapping drives.  I have two drives:

\\server\docs\Public - mapped to N:
\\servers\docs\Private\%username% - mapped to P:

The second is not working.  Am I using the wrong environment variable?  Do I need to CREATE that username folder FIRST so it actually exists?

Thank you
3 Solutions
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Yes before you create the mapping the share must exist
Sekar ChinnakannuSenior EngineerCommented:
As Dave said you need to create the folder then add \\SERVER\SHAREFOLDER\%LOGONUSER%
Niten KumarPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
If you want to create a private folder for each user then you have to enter the following:


under Profile -> Home folder for each user account.
Casey WeaverNetwork EngineerCommented:
Make sure your file server's permissions are correct on the root of the share. This is my favorite article on the internet for getting those permissions right: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/migreene/2008/03/24/ntfs-permissions-for-redirected-folders-or-home-directories/
MichaelChief Financial OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!  Casey, the article was great.  I've bookmarked for future reference!

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