GPO to map drive. Better than scripts in many ways.

The best way to map a drive is to use Group Policy Preferences, introduced in Windows Server 2008. Group Policy Preferences removes many of the reasons we had to use scripts in the past.

1. Open an existing Group Policy Object (GPO) (or create a new one linked to the domain or OU you want to map to).

2. Navigate to User Configuration, Preferences, Windows Settings, Drive Maps.

3. Right-click Drive Maps and select New, Mapped Drive.

4. To add a new mapped drive for users, select Create (or select Replace to replace an existing map drive that might already exist with the same letter).

5. Close Group Policy.

6. Enter the details for the share, a name, and letter, then click OK (see the screen shot below).

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At next Group Policy refresh, during logon, the drive will be mapped.

Support guidelines for migrating roaming user profiles data to Windows Vista or to Windows Server 2008

 

Support guidelines for migrating roaming user profiles data to Windows Vista or to Windows Server 2008

Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

Citrix Product Documentation Library

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/index.jsp

Hyper V Backup

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2008/08/29/backing-up-hyper-v-virtual-machines.aspx

Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/10/10/the-basics-of-the-volume-shadow-copy-service-vss.aspx

File Replication Service can Kill your Directory

NTFRS

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727056.aspx

WDS Deployment Guide (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770667(WS.10).aspx

An Ounce of Planning

http://www.petri.co.il/active-directory-windows-server-2008-requirements.htm

http://www.petri.co.il/installing-active-directory-windows-server-2008.htm

Planning and Architecture: AD DS

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93715

Prepare forest Schema

 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=93242