Q: Why is the Group Policy preference that sets drive mapping not working on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 machines?

Q: Why is the Group Policy preference that sets drive mapping not working on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 machines?

A: Network drives aren't correctly mapping in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, though the Group Policy setting that mapped them worked on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The solution is to modify the Group Policy preference drive map so that the reconnect option isn't selected (see screen shot below). This enables the drive maps to work on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

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