I am trying to create a GPO to map a drive to a security group:

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When I sign into the client machine and do gpresult -r, I see that Drive Mapping was successfully applied. However, I don't see the mapped drive.

I have made sure of the following:

  • The UNC path of the folder to map is correct.
  • The user I'm signed into on the client machine is present in security filtering.
  • The GPO link is enabled.
  • The update was forced with gpupdate/force.
  • The user I'm logged in as on the client machine is a member of Contractors.

Also note the GPO is linked at domain level.

Why is the mapped drive not appearing on the client machine?

  • Does it works if you remove the item-level targeting ? – Swisstone Dec 17 '17 at 19:48

By default GPP runs under the SYSTEM account context, which doesn't have permissions on the network share. You need to set the option to Run in logged-on user's security context in the GPP.


  • I have enabled this setting but haven't had any change. – August Williams Dec 10 '17 at 17:02
  • Change the action to Replace and make sure the user in questions has appropriate NTFS permissions on the shared folder. – joeqwerty Dec 10 '17 at 17:27

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