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Scripting IE page launch

We would like our intranet page to load in IE when the user signs in to his/her pc.

Is there a way to add something to our existing login script for this?

We do NOT want to force their homepage to be the intranet via group policies. (long story!)
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davidwainwrightCommented:
why not write a batch and place it in the startup directory that contains the following line:

iexplore www.google.com

(Obviously amend www.google.com to the site of your intranet page, you may also need to point your path to wherever internet explorer is installed, or else put in a CD to that directory before the above line).

Dave
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josephfreerAuthor Commented:
sorry, im a real newbie to this -

how can I place the batch file in the startup directory remotely?
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davidwainwrightCommented:
No problems

If you have admin or access rights to the destination machines c:\ you can go to:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

and place the file in there...

Dave
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josephfreerAuthor Commented:
oh, well i wanted to deploy this automatically without having to sit at 35 different machines. can that be scripted somehow?
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Do you have active directory?

If so open active directory users and computers from admin tools on your server
Right click on the domain name (top of the list) to apply this to everyone in the domain and select properties
Go to the group policy tab
Create a new group police named startIE or something like that
Edit the group pilicy you just created
Under user setting (lower part of the tree) look for scripts then select login
Add your batch file here

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_20922065.html

eb
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josephfreerAuthor Commented:
Yes, we are running active driectory.

I'll give it a try - thx!
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Also look at this link for better instructions

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322241/EN-US/

it is for 2000 but is the same in 2003

eb
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Thanks for the points
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