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I need my users to have a web page opened when they boot their systems. What is the best way to do this? GPO, what section?

I need my users to have a web page opened when they boot their systems.  What is the best way to do this?  GPO, what section?

Xp clients and 2003 os.
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caw01
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OnALearningCurveCommented:
I'm not sure if this is the best method but,

you could put it in the following in the GPO

User Configuration
  Windows Settings
    Scripts
      Logon
        --Name of you fie to run--

Hope this helps,

Mark.
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RightNLCommented:
hmmm you could add a http:// link to the startup but the problem is going to be that it won't be a onetime thing. .

easiest is to add a regkey to the runonce part of the currentuser registry...

it's under administrative templates I think or you need to create a adm ..

have a look at this

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314488
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RightNLCommented:
@onalearningcurve.

I was thinking of that aswell but again it's not a one time deal..

now I think of it ..
the only way to make it one time I know of is to create a vb script that looks in the registry if it has been done already .. if not than start the page. else skip actions..
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aissimCommented:
"c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.google.com
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tigermattCommented:
If you want it to happen every time, then you can set the following in a batch file and run it through a GPO.

@echo off
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "http://www.google.com/"

(Obviously change the website you want to load)

If you want it to run once then you might be able to put something in the runonce key of the Current User registry to launch that batch file from the server.
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OnALearningCurveCommented:
RightNL,

Good point and your second post is bang on,

we used to have a small app than had to run the first time a machine logged on to the network only.  So we had it write a .txt file into c:\programfiles\folder1.

then before the app ran it checked for the .txt file and did not run if it was there.
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ctharpCommented:
RightNL,

I think you may of had it right with your first statement:

hmmm you could add a http:// link to the startup but the problem is going to be that it won't be a onetime thing. .

The question never mentions one time.
Putting the http:// shortcut in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup would do the job.

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RightNLCommented:
okay.. if you want it always.. startup is the easiest ;o)

if you are happy don't forget to spread the points on the given answers ;o)
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