Problems with GPO and mapped network drive and shortcut

Today i have to create a GPO with a shortcut to an already mapped network drive.

Both the Shortcut and the mapped Network drive is created by GPO.

The mapped network drive mapped fine, but the shortcut wasen’t created at all. The Event viewer toll me that that the shortcut could not be created because the file was not found.

Instead of using File System object, i created a URL Shortcut, still to the exe file. This works, but now the icon was a Internet Explorer Icon.

In GPO you can customize the icon, under icon file path



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3 Responses

  1. Mezze says:


    Might be the network drive that has not been mapped yet – or delayed. Try to use \\server\c52010\c5W32.exe in the target. (remember to share the “c52010” folder.

    Also I would choose “Program” in “Target Type”.

    Set “Start in” to: J:\C52010

  2. admin says:

    The problems with C5 is that it need to start from the location of the file. And that location cannot be a UNC path.

  3. admin says:

    So this is the workaround for this problem.

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