+ 0 Votes Comment without urls . Avi 2 years ago for some reason it blocks comments if they contain urls Hey, GPP (group policy preferences) will work as long as you have one machine you can view/add/edit GPPs from, so no problem there. The machines (XP, Vista and 2003) need to have the following patches to "understand" GPP: XMLLite - KB915865 CSE (Client Side Extensions for GPP) - KB943729 KB974266 Then you need to make sure you're applying the GPP correctly, the GPO that holds the GPP needs to be linked to an OU that holds users (in your case) or to a parent OU that isn't "Block Inheritenc"ed by the child OUs then perform re-login for user GPP or restart for machine GPP after that view in event viewer for any error or warning related to GPP processing: url removed search google for "group policy event id" it will lead you to a technet article you can also output group policy report from those machines by doing: XP and 2003 - gpresult /z > gpresult.log 7 - gpresult /h gp.htm as for drive mapping in particular, you should check the "process as user" check box (don't remember exact phrase). Let me know how that worked out for you, good luck + 0 Votes what is the variable to use CN from AD when mapping user home with GPO paul.logan 1 year ago I am using GPO to map drives for my users. Works great. I have user directories grouped by year an use \\server_name\students\2015\%username% to map their home directory. In the Label as I have used Personal File and %username% which both work. I would like to use the users CN in this line so it displays their full name. What would the variable be to allow it to pull it from AD? I need it more for k-4 students so they can find their files easily. + 0 Votes GPO is applied, no drives mapped mkoskenk 2 years ago Hi Avi and thanks for detailed answer. However the problem still remains. The gpresult shows that the GPO is applied correctly, but the network drive is still not mapped. It doesn't show up in command prompt with "net use" command either. The event viewer doesn't show up any errors or warnings (none related to this issue, that is ). I believe there is something in the actual prefernce itself than the whole GPO object, as the GPO is applied but the drive maps do not work, even if I disable the item level targeting. I checked the "Run in logged-on user's security context, I believe this is the option that you meant (and going through the help file it was actually recommended to have this checked especially for drive maps), but this didn't help either. I'm testing this on Win7 so installing the patches shouldn't be required. + 0 Votes In the gpresult report . Avi 2 years ago Does it show this preference as being applied? Also, in that report you have a section called "component status" Are all components succeeded to initialize? Can you attach the report? + 0 Votes Exctracts from the report mkoskenk Updated - 2 years ago Hi Avi, here are som exctracts from the report: Group Policy Objects Applied GPOs Drive Mapping Component status Group policy drive maps: Success Preferences Action: Replace Letter: P Location: \\servername\shared\wiki Reconnect: Disabled Label as: Wiki Use first available: Disabled Hide/Show this drive: Show Hide/Show all drives: No change + 0 Votes About logging mkoskenk 2 years ago For the all I can tell, the policy is successfull and checking the GPP log, it shows also successful mapping! For more info about this, please read the thread I've opened at Microsoft's Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft .com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/8bdf1811-b36c-48b9-bd8d-56fb3ca3199d (remove the space before the .com) I tried changing the logging level with the instructions at the page you gave the link for, but unfortunately the registry entry GPEditDebugLevel is not there (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPEditDebugLevel). Should I tweak something to display this key? + 0 Votes Issue solved! mkoskenk 2 years ago Issue has been solved now. As usual, the solution was both stupid and obvious but easy to everlook. The reason I was investigating the network drive mapping with GPO's in the first place was to get rid of doing it via logon script that sometimes failed. So, I still had the script in place while I was testing the GPO. Now, what was the first thing the logon script did? That's right, it deleted the existing drive mappings to prevent any conflicts. So, apparently GPO processing took place before the logon script and the GPO drive mapping worked all the way but then the mapping was whacked by the logon script! Item level targeting works as well, so all that's left is to create the GPP's for all required shares. MAN that sounds sweet Thanks for everyone involved anyway, picked up few things along the way + 0 Votes what is the variable to use CN from AD when mapping user home with GPO paul.logan 1 year ago I am using GPO to map drives for my users. Works great. I have user directories grouped by year an use \\server_name\students\2015\%username% to map their home directory. In the Label as I have used Personal File and %username% which both work. I would like to use the users CN in this line so it displays their full name. What would the variable be to allow it to pull it from AD? I need it more for k-4 students so they can find their files easily.