Windows 2003 Log In Script

I currently have a batch file log in script on my network.  It is used to map drives.  Is there a way to hide this from the end user's sight so they can't cancell it?
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Yes... if it is a login script run from the user properties of the user in Active Directory then you can set a group policy which runs these "legacy scripts" hidden.  Also you can change it to be a group policy login script.  These run hidden by default (and I generally unhide so the user can see status messages we might need them too...).

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deklinmAuthor Commented:
How do i change is to be a group policy login script that runs hidden
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Oops, hit submit there...

Logon scripts, inc details of how to do group policy based scripts:

http://www.rlmueller.net/LogonScriptFAQ.htm
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-6345-5034044.html

How to hide the "Legacy login scripts"
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/gp/218.mspx

hth

Steve
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
These two are pretty informative too:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/prork/prda_dcm_xfbt.mspx?mfr=true

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-6350_11-5035137.html

Anyway for a quick fix if you have a Windows 200x domain then set the hide legacy login script property in the thris link in the previous email.  If you want to move to a group policy logon script then create a new group policy object at the top level OU containing your user's (move them to an OU if they are all in the default area).  Then under user configuration drill down and all a new login script, paste in your existing login script batch file and off you go... don't forget to take it out of the user's properties or at least blank out the copy in the netlogon share otherwise they will run it twice.

Sorry I'm off now for a bit so sorry for quick reply.


Steve
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