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Windows 7: WIndows 7 Drives in My Computer

28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
WIndows 7 Drives in My Computer

I have Windows 2008 R2 servers as my DCs. I create a group policy on the 2008 servers to map my network drives. In Windows XP it works great 100% of the time. In Windows 7 this is not the case. I can't see the drive letters in My Computer but if I go out to DOS and look using the net use command I can see the drive letters 100 % of the time. I can also see the drive letters within programs. I just can't see them within My Computer. I looked at the Reg setting for the following settings and they are not in play.



I can use My Computer and map to the network drive, click Reconnect at Login and the dirves then will show up for me each time I login. I have about 150+ Windows 7 machines out in the field and I need to deploy about another 300 or so soon but the drive letters not showing up in My computer is holding me back.

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28 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

The net use command needs to be used twice, once in a non-admin cmd window then again in a admin command window. If not you will continually run into credential issues.
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29 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit


Looking at it in a non-admin cmd window then again in a admin command window did not make any change to the drive mappings, nor did I think that it would. I can see all my mapped drives in both windows. My issue is I can not see the mapped drives when I click on "Computer" I can see local drive but not my Network Locations.
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