I am following a guide I've seen recommended on here for setting up home folders and drive maps for users and I am running into an issue despite the fact that I set it up exactly as illustrated here:


I checked the event viewer during the initial logon and even though the folder gets created on the server I see an error 4098 (the group policy failed with the error code 0x80070037, the specified network resource or device is no longer available.)

After the 3rd logon the drive shows up correctly.

Looking at the comments on the blog it shows that some users have the same issue while others do not. I can’t figure out why.

I would prefer to have the home folder created via group policy as opposed to the AD profile tab that way it’s easier for the help desk to setup a new user.


At first, i would always try to use as little GP objects as possible - every GPO has to be checked entirely at startup/logon, so every GPO is slowing down these processes. Only use multiple GPO if there is a reason, e.g. different traget groups.

To your problem: i would say that since during the first run of the GPO, the share you want to connect does not yet exist. So i would say after the second logon at the earliest the share connection will successfuly finish.

Why it is waiting three times... You could try setting the "Process Even If The Group Policy Objects Have Not Changed" policy like described here.

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  • I used the two separate policies so that I can be sure the folder is being created before the drive maps since the CSE order of operations is to map drives first. I will try your suggestion and report back – Chauncy Peppertooth Mar 18 '16 at 13:53
  • Enabling the "Process Even If The Group Policy Objects Have Not Changed" setting for the Drive mapping did not make any difference. – Chauncy Peppertooth Mar 18 '16 at 15:17

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