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I'm using Windows Server 2008 as a Terminal Server. How can I map a network drive for all users? Should I use a logon script and net use command? Where should I put it?

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I would use Group Policy Preferences over either of the options you mentioned. It's a much cleaner way to accomplish the task. Here are some resources to help you with the specifics:

Ask Directory Services Team Blogpost

Group Policy Team Blogpost

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I should add that I have admin rights for this server, but not for the domain... – jrara Sep 19 '11 at 18:42
Ah, this will not work for you since preference items are only available in domain-based GPOs. Are you sure you can't convince someone with domain rights to craft that policy for you? If not, you're stuck with a logon script and some "net use" commands. – pk. Sep 19 '11 at 18:58
Ok, thank you for this. – jrara Sep 20 '11 at 11:06

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