Drive Maps Extension

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Group Policy includes the Drive Maps preference extension. For users, this extension allows you to:

  • Create dynamic drive mappings to network shares.

  • Create dynamic drive mappings to network shares using alternate user credentials.

  • Modify mapped drives and their properties.

  • Delete a single mapped drive.

  • Delete all mapped drives or all mapped drives from a designated drive letter onward.

  • Hide or show a single drive or all drives, both mapped and physical.

Getting started

You can create and configure Mapped Drive preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

User Configuration

**   └ Preferences**

**      └ Windows Settings**

**         └ Drive Maps**

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: