How to Map Drive using Item Level Targeting GPO

Steps to Map Drive using Item Level Targeting GPO on Windows Server 2012 R2

As we have already learned the steps to deploy Software using Group Policy, Software restriction policy using Group Policy, Disable USB using Group Policy, etc. In this post, we’ll learn the steps to map drive using item level targeting GPO. Map drive is used to access share folder over the network. If you have created some files and folders on the Server but you want those files and folders to be accessed from any other Server then you can share the folder and map it on the client box. Different level of permissions can be deployed on the share folder e.g. you can restrict modify access or you can restrict delete access, etc.

Item level targeting is a feature in Group Policy through which we can target a group policy to be deployed on a particular set of users. In map drive using Item level targeting GPO, a Group Policy Object would be linked to an OU but the policy would only be deployed to set of users that are member of Security Group (Grp) and not to all the users that are in the Organizational Unit.

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2 thoughts on “How to Map Drive using Item Level Targeting GPO

  • January 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I followed same steps to create shortcut icons on desktops. Item level targeting is the best option available in Group Policies. Thanks

  • January 17, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Thanks for sharing item level targeting. I wasn’t aware about this kind of option in Group Policies.


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