add a mapped drive to windows 2008 group policy

We have a Windows 2008 server R2 and when I add a new computer to the domain, mapped drives show up when the computer is ready to go.  How do I edit group policy (or is it somewhere else)  to add another mapped drive to always appear when I add a new computer to the domain?
mkramer777Asked:
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Have a look in group policy management console on the server, in the containers yours users are in there is likely a policy linked or inherited from above.  In there look in the settings tab and you should see them.  The best way to do them is generally through group policy preferences which you will find under

user configuration  \ Preferences \ Windows Settings \ Drive Maps.

You can control those drive mappings based on just about anything, e.g. OS, group memberships etc.

Alternatively they may be allocated by a login script in batch, vbscript, powershell ran from

user configuration \ policies \ Scripts (logon/logoff) \ logon

Or also not impossible they are still using a batch file on the login script field of each user in AD.... so if you have been copying existing users it is copying those settings.  In which case they will be in \\domain.local\sysvol\scripts

Steve
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
You first need to find the GPO that applies the setting, use this process. If it is a preference, check gpresult
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/29415/How-to-find-Active-Directory-Group-Policy-GPO-that-applies-a-particular-setting.html
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