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Is it possible to create a shortcut that references a shared folder on a file server for specific individuals on a windows 2008 domain?

I know you can do it with group policies, but I don't want to create an OU for each individual user.

Detailed example..

I have a file server that has shared folder for 3 different users. User one: Mike User two: Tom user three: Jim

Shared folders: \fileserver\Jim_Shared\ \fileserver\Tom_Shared\ \fileserver\Mike_Shared\

I know I can manually create the shortcuts, but is there an easier way to configure this to automatically happen under there domain account? This way say Jim uses Tom's computer, whenever he signs in he will see the shortcut to his personal folder instead of Tom's?

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    Why not use GGP with Item Level Targeting and the %username% variable to map a drive letter to a shared folder that matches the username? – joeqwerty Feb 2 '14 at 1:28
  • Didn't think of that. It is only maybe 5 out of 90 users that have a shared folder, do you think this would be efficient? – Jeff Feb 2 '14 at 1:34
  • Efficient in what way? – joeqwerty Feb 2 '14 at 1:40
  • Does item targeting allow you to specify specific AD users to apply the policy to vs OUs to apply the policy to? – Jeff Feb 2 '14 at 4:04
  • Do you want to answer the question, i used your comment – Jeff Feb 3 '14 at 16:07
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My suggestion would be to use Group Policy Preferences with Item Level Targeting and the %username% variable to map a drive letter to a shared folder that matches the username.

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