Standard AD - auto-map a network drive

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Note: This post is part of a series (Part 3):

Situation: You have this beautiful AD system, and you want to auto-map a network drive for your users using AD GPOs.

Problem: You don’t know how.

Solution: This post.

  • open group policy editor
  • create USER policy “AD GPO map network drive”
  • edit it
    • select “USER configuration / preferences / windows settings / drive maps”
    • right-click “new”
    • create share
  • you should force-apply the new GPOs on the target host using gpupdate /force

Hint: It’s easiest if you perform thost actions as the DOMAIN\Admin user, so you don’t have to enter that user’s password all the time.