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Where do I create the logon script file on server 2003?

Posted on 2006-03-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
This is the logon script that will map drives for users when they logon with their workstations. I'm used to using SBS 2003 and there is a SYSVOL folder in which you create the logon scripts but I cannot find that folder on this 2003 Server. Thanks.
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The windows 2003 machine must be a domain controller....the scripts that are configured in the AD Users and Computers --> User Profile tab...  must exist in the DCserver\netlogon directory share...
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The Scripts folder will ONLY be found on DOMAIN CONTROLLERS....this directory will not be found on normal member servers..

I am guessing that the server you are looking at is NOT a domain controller.  Logon scripts only exist on Domain Controllers...

Normal member servers do not hold LOGON scripts...

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you're right - I haven't promoted it to a Domain controller yet. I forgot I have to do that on Server 2003. SBS really has me spoiled... and lazy now....
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after you run DCPROMO the scripts will automatically get copied to this new DC....

So, you should be in good shape.
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if this is the first DC, then you will have to copy your script into the \\server\netlogon directory.  after that, you can go into AD Users and Computers and configure the users logon scripts.

Any new DC brought into the environment will automatically get a copy of the scripts...  (This is what I meant in my last post)

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