GPO do not appear in Policies/xxxx folder but are in Netlogon folder
Posted on 2007-08-08
I have created a few scripts in GPOs on a Windows 2003 server (using template/files from the W2k Server before it - during the rebuild I demoted this server and promoted another 2003 and then reversed back so the server I am working on is 2003 and is the PDC. So the GPOs are there but the scripts either are not working or need to be changed because of changes in location of data, etc).
The problem is when I click on the "Show Files" button on the Logon Scripts dialog box within the GPO Editor, I see no files. So I don't know if they are being added or not. Also I am confused with the difference between the netlogon folder and the sysvol folder. From what I have read, the netlogon is an older version of the newer sysvol - yet they both showed up when I did a new install of W2003??
Simply, how do you apply a script to a GPO and have it in the right place? I have tried adding just the actual command file, then tried browsing to the netlogon folder and selected the file so the entire location is in the Name field, and also have tried browsing around the policies folder in the sysvol folder but can't find the files in the "policies folder like they are supposed to be. They are in the "shared" \\domain\sysvol\domain.local\scripts.
Our students arrive next week and I am up a creek (without a boat like Hogan says) - fast help would be appreciated. I'm headed home now but will be checking when I get there and first thing in the morning.