Document folder redirection was applied about a year ago, redirected to a file server with a path like \\server\users\Documents. These [url="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/folder-redirection/deploy-folder-redirection
"] directions were followed. Upon creating the GPO for the redirection, a mapped drive was never specified as the ideal behavior was that the user would click on their Documents folder and have no knowledge of the files actually being on a server rather than saved locally. However, it appears that the policy created a mapped drive and the users have been accessing their files by clicking on the mapped drive instead of their Documents folder.
This wasn't an issue until one day the drive went from being Z: to U: and no users could find their documents. In the group policies, we cant find anything specifying a mapped drive. We have un-applied the GPO and redirected the documents to a different server. The new redirection works, and we specified a new mapped drive at \\server\users\%USERNAME%\
Documents to avoid this issue in the future.
However, the Z: drive still appears, and short of creating a login script to delete the drive every time, I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Any advice?