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    Map Google Drive

    Is there a way to map a google drive as you would a shared folder on the network so thatnistvavailable as a drive when they log on a PC? I know I had a script of here I think to do it with the Sky Drive when I last looked at this. Got a Google Drive on our tablets just for transferring photos and the odd document to the network. Bit of a manual job at the moment so just wondered if I could do it any easier. Did read there is an app I can put on the server to sync with it them map the folder it syncs to as normal, is that right and has anyone done it?

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    This would be something that I am interested I too

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    With that I have to have the google drive syncing prog installed and then it's just linking to that folder as far as I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Did read there is an app I can put on the server to sync with it them map the folder it syncs to as normal, is that right and has anyone done it?
    There is...

    https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375078

    Once it has been installed on the server and you have logged into the Google account, share the Google Drive folder (%UserProfile%\Google Drive) as you would any other folder and map a drive to it on the other Windows computers - either manually or via Group Policy.


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    Ok, looks like that will be he route to take, shame, for Sky Drive it was just a simple vbs

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    If you are school, use Google GADS to sync a users home directory to their google drive account. Then you only need to map their home dir as normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ass17 View Post
    If you are school, use Google GADS to sync a users home directory to their google drive account. Then you only need to map their home dir as normal.
    Can you, do you have a link to some documentation?

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    Ok, looks like that will be he route to take, shame, for Sky Drive it was just a simple vbs
    could you post up said script?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ass17 View Post
    If you are school, use Google GADS to sync a users home directory to their google drive account. Then you only need to map their home dir as normal.
    We're now looking at this too - our aim is to have all our user's files from our main Windows file server, including individual home areas and shared areas, synced to Google drive, then have those files synced again to another file server, possibly Debian-based, in another location.

    I thought the Google GADS tool synced data from Active Directory, so it would create accounts for each user, but doesn't populate each account's Drive with files? Is that not right, if you tell it where user files are will it actually sync those as well?

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    wait.... you can do that with GADS? Pics or didn't happen

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    Still searching for a solution, well other than paid for product.

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    Has anyone achieved this?



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