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Old 26-04-2008
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Group policy logon script doesn't run

Okay, I made a simple .bat file to map a network drive on logon and put it
under the group policy in an OU I made.

The script is simply

net use z: \\THETEST\FXI

When I run the bat file manually from any of the computers it maps the drive
just fine. However, when I login the script never maps the drive.

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Old 26-04-2008
Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Perhaps the batch file never runs when you log in . . .?
Modify it like so to make sure:

@echo off
echo The logon script %0 ran on %date% at %time% >> c:\logon.log
net use z: \\THETEST\FXI
net use

I may be wrong but don't scripts in group polciy have to be VB script files?
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Old 26-04-2008
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Did you place the login script in the startup folder of the
corresponding policy? For example, browse to \\DomainController
\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\GUIDofyourPolicy\Machine\Scripts\Startup ?

Also did you link the GPO to the OU that contains the computers that
you are trying to run this startup script on?

Actually, I think you might be right. Can you try wrapping that
script in a vbscript and seeing if that works?
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Old 26-04-2008
Paul Mckenna
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I'm getting all emotional

Maybe try creating a login.vbs file with the following

Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
on error resume next
wshnetwork.mapnetworkdrive "Z:"," \\THETEST\FXI"

Hope this helps or at the very least gives you an idea on how to make it

I only use .cmd scripts, and they run for both logoff and logon.
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Old 19-07-2009
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Re: Group policy logon script doesn't run

Paul, you are ABSOLUTELY correct so do not listen to these other knuckleheads about you being wrong. I spent an entire DAY trying to debug a working BATCH, but as soon as I added it to the GPO under STARTUP SCRIPTS it did not work. I kept banging my head thinking it was permissions and all the other nonsense people are spouting on these boards but it was the VBS solution...

Once again, this is for STARTUP scripts and NOT logon but I am not going to bother testing that one since I am "tired"... :P So everyone else having problems getting their BAT files to run properly as a STARTUP SCRIPT in the GPO? Just change it to a VBS startup file... Good luck...

If you are NOT a VB Script guru?

TimeTraveller - You are WRONG. I could NOT get BAT files to work as STARTUP scripts on a Windows 2003 R2 server

Last edited by DonChino : 19-07-2009 at 11:38 PM.
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Old 21-07-2009
Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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Re: Group policy logon script doesn't run

I have no idea what you're on about, but I can see that you're using
the horrible techarena interface to access these groups. Don't. It doesn't
quote replies, and nearly all the posts we see in here from techarena are
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