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logon scripts not reliable

Posted on 1999-07-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have W95 clients + NT Servers (since 1997). Users log in on the NT domain from the clients. There is a logon script on the NTServers. It seems that on some clients, with the same user, sometimes the logon script is executed, sometimes not. Nowhere I can find errors, files, ... that tell me why the logon script is executed at one moment and not at another one. Anyone has an idea how to figure out why the logon scripts is not executed ?
NTServer: 1 is SP3, the other is SP4. Replication between the NTServers logon scripts is disabled.
Thanks for help...

Question by:krisvangool
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Expert Comment

ID: 1676099
You need to replicate the logon script to all your domain
controllers.  If the script is only on your PDC and
a client gets a BDC for a logonserver, it can't find
the batch file.
The domain controller that responds quickest to a client logon request, acts as a logon server.

Author Comment

ID: 1676100
Your suggestion is correct, I have to replicate. If I don't replicate, I've got different logon scripts on the NTServers. But the problem was that sometimes no logon script at all was runned. I found my problem myself: On one of the NTServers, there was no share defined on the logon script directory. When a client found this NTServer as logon server, no script could be executed. Thanks anyway.



Expert Comment

ID: 1676101
Have you checked to make sure that all machine names are different?
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Author Comment

ID: 1676102
yes, my machine names are different.

Accepted Solution

4099aol earned 600 total points
ID: 1676103
Go to and download the Power Toys.  Inside of that is a program called TweakUI.  It allows to automatic login to the computer.  Just make sure that you have everything setup in your network settings first!

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