Using Scripts to open programs at logon
Posted on 2007-08-08
Currently we use a logon batch file to map network drives on client computers. I been asked to execute programs at logon time such as a Power Point Slide or a Word Document to relay important info or events happening to our users.
Here is my question:
First off I don't know much about writing windows scripts and second I don't know if I can make the script smart enough so I don't have to administer what is being opened. For example I want to make a folder on our file server where HR and Safety Dept can put their files to be opened at logon time. Some of these files will need to keep being opened at logon time to inform of some event for a couple of days. I was thinking maybe in the file name, they can specify how many days to keep opening this file.
Can a script be written so it looks in a folder, opens the content by the somehow specifying a number of days to open, and if it's sees nothing new to open it won't?
Like I said I don't know much about windows scripting and I'm not sure what it can and can't do. Could you guys advise or point me in the right direction?