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Mapped drive stopped working with %username%

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Last Modified: 2019-04-26
I'm trying to map a drive through group policy and create a folder for users profiles. I'm using the below but the drive isn't being mapped. If I remove the %username% the drive gets mapped.

\\SERVERNAME\UserProfiles\%username%

The user I'm testing it with is an administrator and has full control permissions to the 'UserProfiles' folder.
gpresult is showing it is being pulled through.
It's using a drive letter not being used anywhere else.
It has worked in the past.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Any ideas why this could be happening?
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Adam BrownCloud Security Consultant
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How are you deploying? Group Policy Preferences or some other technique?

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I'm deploying it with Group Policy Preferences.
Shaun VermaakSenior Consultant
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Press F3 for list. Use this:
%LogonUser%

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I've tried it with %LogonUser% as well but have the same issue.
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator
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Shouldn't the link need to end with a backslash too? Just tossing it out there...
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Thanks Ben, using the home drive was exactly what I needed to do.
Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead SaaS Infrastructure Engineer
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Hey ryank85, glad to help!  Sometimes its the simplest thing right?  :)

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