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    Hiding mapped drives paths (Home folders)

    Hello (Again)!!
    I need to hide the path of my home folders using a GPO. Currently if you open My Computer I have three mapped drives:-

    Shared Drive (S
    Public Drive (P
    User1 (\\server\home) (K


    I could do with the user drive appearing something like.....

    User1 (K

    Thanks......

    John

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    Looks like this is what you're looking for. Not sure it can be done with a GPO

    Logon Script MapNetworkDrive - VBScript rename

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    Do you have a 2008 Domain Controller? If so its easy using the Folder Mapping option in that, you can rename mapped drives so we have our mapped drives called:
    Home Drive (h)
    Public (p)
    Drop Box (w)

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    The process is here : Using Group Policy Objects to hide specified drives

    I have done it myself for different reasons and it works well.

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    Use Group Policy Preferences.

    Does work on 2003 Domains and XP Clients (upwards), you need a Windows 7 Client to create/amend the GPO and KB943729 installed on the workstations.

    You can map drives, define drive letter, hide/show and even give it a more appropriate label (User Area instead of \\{servname}\{username}$). And finally you get to define targeting, so one GPO can be used for all your domain, with drives letter(s) mapped based on whether the user/computer matches the targeting rule.

    Or you could just use vbsripts, though the GUI is easier is not confident in scripts etc.

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    Hi John,

    When you explain that one could use Folder Mapping on a 2008 DC, what excactly do you mean and where can we find these settings?
    Can you hide path to folder mappings created by GPO?
    Can folders be on a different physical server?


    thanks for any info...

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    HI

    What I would do is create a DFS path for the domain. Then link this to the shares you would like the kids to see and map the drive to this location.

    Richard

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