I want to implement a mapped drive which is hidden/exposed based on the OU of the user. I have a working version of this in one environment (Windows 2008R2; created by someone else), and I am trying to recreate the exact same setup in another environment (Windows 2012).
As I understand it (I have never done this before), the list of components involved include:
- A directory on a server which is setup as a network share (this happens to be on the domain controller on the old 2008R2 setup; ex. \\DC02\ShareFolders$\TEST)
- An Active Directory shared folder within the OU which has a UNC name matching the directory in list item #1 (again, \\DC02\ShareFolders$\TEST)
- A group policy object linked to the OU in question which implements a mapped drive
- The path within the GPO to do this is User Configuration >> Preferences >> Windows Settings >> Drive Maps.
- The location of the mapped drive matches the shared folder setup in list item #2 (again, \\DC02\ShareFolders$\TEST).
I have gotten stuck trying to implement this. I have created the components mentioned above using the same layout, naming convention, and drive letters across both environments. I have even made sure the security tabs within the various folders on the file system share the same ownership and permissions for test users. I have no other group policies which I have configured--this is a brand new environment. I am not even sure if I need group policy to implement what I want, but that was how it was done before.
- How can I create a mapped drive that will show up for users in File Explorer based on their OU (TEST users should see the TEST share, US users should see US share, etc.)?
- Also, how can I make sure this drive shows up under "Computer" as an actual drive with a drive letter (S:)--not a networked shared drive for which has to be browsed within the "Network" tab of File Explorer?
- Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
- File Explorer exposed to user via RemoteApp (via 2012 RD Session Host / terminal server)