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I want to force all my users to have out Intranet as their homapge.

How can I do this using a UNC path? Group Policy will not let me use a UNC path.

I have 98, 2000, and XP machines.



Thanks.
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zamotiCommented:
Is it feasable to map a drive to the location of your page?
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Yan_westCommented:
do it via group policy like your told us, but register the name as an A record in your DNS server. open DNS admin on your 2000 DC, and open the foward lookup zone. Create an A record with the Host name, associated with the correct IP address.

so if you create a record call test associated to 192.168.1.4, after a while, your users will be able to type test.domain.com, and will be directed to the correct page. After this, you will be able to set up their homepage via group policies corectly.
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hehewithbracketsCommented:
What about User Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Internet Explorer Maintenance -> URLs -> Important URLs -> Home page URL?

It looks exactly like what you are looking for, but I've never actually tried it.
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hehewithbracketsCommented:
Nevermind, I understand the question now.  Do what Yan_west said above.
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
The previous poster is correct and the solution is useable however it is not technically a UNC path as was specificaly requested.

You address UNC paths like \\COMPUTERNAME\PATH

In your example you would need to address it as http://computername.local_site.com/path
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hehewithbracketsCommented:
That is what I meant when I said to follow Yan_West's instructions to create a DNS alias that you can add to group policy.
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ainselybAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, these solutions will not work. I am not using a web server, I am just directing to a web page inside a directory????
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ainselybAuthor Commented:
Any other suggestions?
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
http:// is for web servers
ftp:// is another protocol used for file servers
but I think what you are looking for is
file://U:/Personal/file.txt
or
file://server/share/path/filename.html

That should answer your question.

(I tested these to make sure they worked with Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.  I cannot confirm they will work with Netscape or Mozilla or Firefox however.)
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ainselybAuthor Commented:
Thanks alandc! Worked perfect!
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