Hi Larry-

If there is only going to be one user of this laptop, and the drive mappings apply to just that user, you can use the “Reconnect at login” switch while mapping each drive manually.

I’m guessing that this isn’t the case though and what you want is that every user gets the mapping or the option to log onto the mapping?

If it is the case that you want each user to get these mappings, then the logon script must be in a location accessible to every user. 


On Jun 9, 2014, at 8:48 AM, Larry Kost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I tried this.  Created a .bat file to map the drive, added to Local Group Policy as suggested, but can't get it to work.  Am not sure where the .bat file should be placed and wonder if it matters.  I tried several different locations, but none worked.  I know the .bat file works because I can run it once the user is logged on and it's fine.  What am I missing?
> On 6/6/2014 10:58 AM, J. Greg Mackinnon wrote:
>> Right... "local group policy" (a misnomer perpetuated by Microsoft) is not Group Policy.  Local Group Policy is actually local machine policy, and it has only a small subset of full Group Policy functionality.
>> Probably the quickest way to accomplish what you want is to use a logon script.  This option is found under:
>> User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Scripts (Logon/Logoff)
>> You could add a one liner script here such as:
>> net use k: \\KostServer\KostShare
>> -J. Greg Mackinnon | ETS Systems Architecture and Administration | x68251
>> On 6/6/2014 10:38 AM, Larry Kost wrote:
>>> I have a domain joined laptop and wanted to use the local group policy to map drives, but the Preferences option (where I would do this) doesn't show up when I run the group policy editor.  This laptop is shared by my department. Is there some way to map drives?
>>> LLK

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UVM, College of Arts & Sciences
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