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I have a win 2003 server with about 40 users.  I would like to do the following:

1.  Create a group called 'Staff' and put 5 users in the group
2.  Make it so that when any of the users login to a computer, a path to a network drive is given a drive letter and shows up on their desktop or in the 'my computer' area.
3.  Make it so that the desktop background image defaults to a company logo.
4.  The destop theme defaults to windows classic and that under 'System|Advanced|Performance' that 'visual effects' are selected to 'adjust for best performance'.

Any ideas on how to start this??  Thanks in advance!
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what you want to do would prbably be best done it 2 steps.
1.to sort out the mapped drive use a login script , put the 5 user in a group and use the %if member%

the rest I would do using a group policy on the OU or group in the containing the 5 user in the group
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Great, where would I find out how to write a login script?  Also,  and where would I find out how exactly to create a group on the OU and find the exact options I'm looking for?  Thanks!
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ok here is a sample login scipt, creat a txt doc put in the neccessary text and save it as a *.bat in the server netlogon share
download the ifmember.exe file from MS and add it to the same netlogon share

%LOGONSERVER%\NETLOGON\ifmember "Domain\Group" > NUL:
if errorlevel 1 goto MAP_DEPT_DRIVE


:MAP_DEPT_DRIVE
if not %HOMEDRIVE%==F: net use F: \\servername\share

hope this helps a bit

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