GPO Network Location

asked 2020-09-14T13:30:37.32+00:00
Federico Coppola 1,106 Reputation points

Hi all,
In a company there are many shares and we prefer to use "Network Location" and not "Disk Mapping".
In ths company there is DFS solution too, so every time I need to configure manually link to finally user to "aim" DFS path (In my case is "\company.local\shares")

Is there a way to create this link (Network Location in File Explorer) automatically using Group Policy?

All client are Windows 10 OS.


Thank so much!

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  1. answered 2020-09-14T20:43:23.593+00:00
    Federico Coppola 1,106 Reputation points

    Dear @Leon Laude ,
    thanks for your reply.
    I prefer use Network Map due to I would avoid to use letter that specify a disk (network path).

    I have found solution from this discussion:


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  2. answered 2020-09-14T13:45:53.5+00:00
    Leon Laude 84,996 Reputation points

    Hi @Federico Coppola ,

    You can use Group Policies to map network drives, the location can be a normal Windows share, DFS share or a drive, this is entirely up to you.
    You can follow along the guide below:
    How To Map Network Drives With Group Policy (Complete Guide)


    (If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote or accept as answer, thank you)

    Best regards,

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  3. answered 2020-09-15T06:38:11.373+00:00
    Vicky Wang 2,541 Reputation points

    I am glad to hear that your issue was successfully resolved.
    If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.
    Have a nice day!

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