You can also create network shares on the client computer to make a folder on it accessible from the network.
To do this, go to "Network shares" and right click "New -> Network share".
You can also create a shortcut on the client computer by selecting "Shortcuts", then right clicking "New -> Shortcut".
In the shortcut properties that appear, you can :
Finally, you will also find a "Control Panel Settings" folder through which you can configure many settings :
For user configuration, you will find almost the same preferences.
The only new preferences available are :
In the "Applications" section, you can add new "application" type elements.
However, this requires the installation of a plug-in previously created by the developer of the concerned application.
For more information about this option, see the Microsoft site : Applications extension
Using GPOs, you can easily map a network drive on the client computer through the "Drive Maps" section.
To create a new network drive, right click "New -> Mapped Drive" on the right side.
For user configuration, you will find almost the same settings for the control panel.
However, you will also find these :
When you create a new preference, you will always find a "Common" tab where you can enable "Item-level targeting".
Once activated, click on the "Targeting" button.
The targeting editor is displayed.
Click on "New Item".
Although you can already target the computers receiving your GPO thanks to the organizational unit, the domain, the AD site, ... of which they are part, you can also use targeting at the level of each defined preference.
As you can see, this targeting editor will allow you to precisely target specific computers or users thanks to many criteria :
In this example, we will use the domain as a criterion.
As shown here, this targeting editor expects a NetBIOS domain name.
To find it more easily, you can click on the "..." button.
In the search results, select the desired NETBIOS domain.
The selected NETBIOS domain appears as the targeting criterion.
Then, you can add additional criteria by clicking on "New item" again.
As a second criterion, we will use the "operating system".
Select the product, edition, version, and computer role used as criteria.
Finally, you can also use a WMI query if you want.
To do this, all you need to do is specify a WMI query and the WMI namespace to use.
By default, when using multiple criteria, the selected operator is "AND".
Which means that all of these criteria must be true for the targeting result to be true.
However, you can change the type of condition by clicking on "Item Options" and choose between :
For detailed information about setting these preferences, see these pages available on Microsoft Docs :
Windows Server 4/16/2021
Windows Server 4/30/2021
Windows Server 4/3/2021
Windows Server 5/21/2021
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