KB ID 0001654
Yesterday I wrote a post about Deploying a ‘Mapped’ Drive to a couple of users using Group Policy. This received a comment that was basically ‘Why not simply use Client Targeting?’ To be fair that’s a good point, I was using a Group Policy Preference and they can be specifically targeted. So here’s how to do that.
If you do not already have one, create a group for your users.
Add the users, (as appropriate).
On a Domain Controller > Administrative Groups > Locate the OU that contains your users (Note: if your users are in multiple OU’s, then after you have created the policy simply ‘Link‘ it to the applicable OUs).
Edit the policy.
User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Drive Maps > New > Mapped Drive > Action = Create > Location = Set the UNC path to the mapped drive > Tick ‘reconnect’ > Label as ‘What you want the user to see it called’ > Select the drive letter you want.
Common tab > Select Item-level targeting > Targeting > New Item.
Security Group. (Look at all the other cool stuff you can specify to target this group policy preference!)
Add in your security group > OK > OK > Apply > OK
Then either wait, or force a group policy update.
To prove it’s not all ‘Smoke and Mirrors‘, I log on as one of those users and…
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