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Execute Internet Explorer automatically after logon.

Posted on 2004-09-23
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We use a web-based CRM application. I have been asked to come up with a solution to allow the Home Page of this CRM app to load when  user logons onto the domain since many users claim that the forget to logon to the CRM page first thing. We were thinking along the lines of a batch file. We use Windows 2003 Servers, Windows XP clients and everyone uses Internet Explorer as their browser. Any ideas?
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by:sirbounty
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Use a login script.
Start->Run->Dompol.msc
And just have it
Start "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe WWW.CRMSite.COM"
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by:Wojciech Duda
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Just in case anyone is interested,

http://www.crmsite.com/

is still avaiable.

:-)
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by:Here2Domin8
ID: 12135746
Set your home page to what ever site you want it to load and add internet explorer to your startup folder in the start menu. Hope this helps.
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by:dwernars
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Neither of these work.

The logon script opens Windows Explorer and not Internet explorer.

Adding Internet Explorer to the startup folder does the same thing, but there are too many users to go around to each one and add programs anyway.
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by:jwarnken
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you could add a vb script to the login script

i.e.
Set WshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.exec("c:\Progra~1\Intern~1\iexplorer http://www.crmsite.com/")
WScript.Quit


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gusdarino earned 125 total points
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Simple solution.

1. Create a shortcut: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" http://www.crmsite.com
(Note that the quotes enclose the path and executable file name.  The web site must be outside the quotes.

2. You can then create a script to copy the shortcut to everyones drive and add it to their startup.

You can also have everyone put the shortcut in their startup or craete and emai them a batch file.  Put the shortcut on a common network drive that everyone can see and has mapped to the same drive letter. The batch file pulls the short cut from the network drive and puts a copy in their startup folder.

Gus
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by:dwernars
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Thanks a whole bunch, Gus, That worked like a charm!
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by:gusdarino
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You are very welcome.  Glad I could help.

Gus
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