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I am attempting to use Group Policy Preferences to add a generic network share to all members of the domain in a Win2K12R2 and Win8,1 environment. I have a GPO in the root of the Domain Users security group (where everyone is for now, I plan on creating sub-groups later), and have attempted to make a mapped drive under User Configuration / Preferences / Windows Settings / Drive Maps.

What is really frustrating is that I have followed all of the recommended steps. I have confirmed that my Namespaces share is working correctly: \\domain.ca\DesiredShare\ and placed it in the Location field, I have used the correct Action: Replace, I have checked off the Reconnect option and labelled the share as “Storage”, I have selected Show this drive for both the Hide/Show this drive and Hide/Show all drives, and on the Common tab I have selected Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option) (required for network shares). I have tried enabling Item-level targeting on the whole Domain Users group (which contains everyone).

Plus, when testing this out I have been using a limited user account on a virtual machine, and have been doing full gpupdate /force before every reboot.

Placing the same kind of a map drive directive in the GPO for the Domain Computers security group does nothing either, nor does the Default Domain Policy GPO help either.

If someone could help point out just what I am missing (seeing as I am doing everything right according to every tutorial I have found within the first 100 results on Google), that would be real swell. Frankly, I am stumped six ways to Sunday on this one.

Here is a quick screenshot of my settings

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What are the results when you run gpresult? –  Rex Nov 30 '13 at 6:25

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