ActiveX Control / Modify file, or execute .batch file
Posted on 2006-04-26
Here is the thing.
Yes I know it sounds reallllllly nasty, however bare with me here.
I am a Systems Administrator for a company that has its finance Department, use IE 7 so that they can access bank institutions websites.
We have stressed how much we would prefer them to use Firefox, however in this case, I think IE might be good for us.
I need to set some envirement variables onto the finance groups machines, and each person is going to have to pick which settings they need.
However, there are to many of them to do this manually.
I have set up a page, that gives them the ability to select the setting right for them, and this determins which batch file they download and place in
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
Now, alot of them have been complaining they cant find this folder, etc..
Is there a way, that an ActiveX control can be used to run the appropriate file via the browser after they accept the control?
Maybe3 even a step more and have it place the file where it needs to be?
If not a correctly written .bat file can be used to copy the appropriate file to that directory.
If you catch my drift, that woudl be great, I am after ease for the employees.
Yes, I hate that we have to use .bat files, but if you can think of another easy non user needed way to set them, without GP, that woudl be just as neat.
PS: No, we don't use logon scripts, each user has local accounts on each machine.