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    Network drives not appearing

    Dear all,

    I am hoping someone can help.

    Yesterday I was trying to set a policy to disallow students from browsing the network and typing in a UNC path to the server, ie \\servername.

    I enabled the policies "Remove Run from Start Menu" and "Remove Network Icon from Start Menu" and initial testers. However when the students logged in they weren't getting ANY mapped drives at all. Not even their home drives.

    Therefore this morning I have changed those policies back so they are not configured. However the students still cannot access their mapped drives and I am wondering if there is another reason for this or maybe I have changed something without realising it!

    They basically cannot see any mapped drives but can see the CD drive as normal. (C drive is blocked but it's supposed to be). Is there any other policies that stop users being able to see mapped drives that maybe me or my technician may have accidentally set?

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    Sounds like a coincidence to me. Can you manually run to these shares?

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    Yes I can manually do it no problem. So there's obviously not an access issue.
    The strange thing is that I created a test account in the same OU as all the other students (with the same security rights) and that one sees all the drives fine. It's so odd!

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    What profiles are you using?

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    Hi LeonieCol

    I assume your OS is XP, are you using a script to map the drives?

    Paul

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    We are using roaming profiles with Windows 7 (and some Vista).

    I do not use scripts to map the drives but use the group policy setting:
    User Config / Preferences / Windows Settings / Drive Maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonieCol View Post
    Therefore this morning I have changed those policies back so they are not configured.
    I don't know whether this will effect your issue or not, but if you enable a policy and then later on change it back to not configured, I believe that the client PC will keep the enabled setting, or the last setting recieved rather than returning it to default. To reverse what changes you made, you need to disable anything you enabled and enable anything you disabled.

    I maybe wrong, as I cannot remember where I read that, and unfortunatey don't have time to search.

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    Can you run rsop.msc on your workstations to see what policies are being enforced, you may find conflicting policies, and have you ran gpedit /force?

    Paul

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    Jon Boy: Thanks for that - but it didn't work after disabling the policies then trying again, rebooting, logging off etc etc.

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    rsop is showing that ll policies have been applied successfully (the disabled one)

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