Windows 7 Thread, Mapped Drive Group Policy - Old Drives in Technical; Hi guys, happy new year to you all!
We have been experiencing all kinds of lockups and logon problems which ...
8th January 2013, 01:30 PM #1
Mapped Drive Group Policy - Old Drives
Hi guys, happy new year to you all!
We have been experiencing all kinds of lockups and logon problems which i have narrowed down to the drive mappings group policy. We have 2 NAS boxes which we both mapped as drives through group policy but no longer require them.
I copied the credentials from the old policy for network drives we wanted to keep and did not add the two NAS drive mappings onto a new policy.
When a user logs on they are still on the mapped drive list therefore causing the original issue.
Any idea how to remove the old mappings? The user can right click and disconnect from them fine but we need this to happen automatically. It would seem the settings are staying on their roaming profile?
Last edited by Darylrese; 8th January 2013 at 01:33 PM.
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8th January 2013, 01:33 PM #2
Right click a drive GPO and select 'Properties'. Then select 'Delete' from the Action drop menu.
Alternatively re-create the drive GPO, select 'Properties', specify the drive letter, then select 'Delete' from the Action drop menu.
8th January 2013, 01:39 PM #3
So i need to add the old drive to my new GPO but add it with the delete action?
8th January 2013, 01:42 PM #4
Yes, that's right.
Originally Posted by Darylrese
Thanks to Michael from:
Darylrese (8th January 2013)
8th January 2013, 02:17 PM #5
Great thank-you very much! Didnt realise you needed to do this in a clean GPO, i thought it only applied when making changes to an existing one.
I have given you rep for your help on this matter
8th January 2013, 02:49 PM #6
You're most welcome and thanks for the rep Every little helps!
8th January 2013, 03:12 PM #7
I have one drive that isn't showing....any ideas?
8th January 2013, 03:16 PM #8
Could you elaborate why it isn't showing?
Is it a Windows Server or NAS and are the share/permissions correct?
8th January 2013, 03:20 PM #9
its a server, copied same path as old policy. Can browse to the location and manually map it if logged on as a user.
8th January 2013, 03:23 PM #10
I suggest you check the event logs on the local machine. This'll give you a clue as to why it's not mapping at logon.
8th January 2013, 03:30 PM #11
it says access is denied but it isnt when you map it manually...odd! If it doesnt have permission will it not map the drive atall?
8th January 2013, 03:32 PM #12
If you're mapping to a NAS then generally it doesn't have permissions. On a Windows system, you must have permissions. Check there are no deny entries.
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