Logon Script

Posted on 2008-06-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
we have a windows 2000 domain controller and I have setup a logon script (.vbs) under profile on my account in AD. The path I used is \\machinename\netlogn\login.vbs.
I tried running the scrip by itself and the script is working fine. Not sure why its not working when I login to my computer using the network credentails..Here is the script I am using.

Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001

strComputer = "."
Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main"
ValueName = "Start Page"
strValue = ""
objReg.SetStringValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, strValue

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Expert Comment

ID: 21817488
add a pause to see what error is generated.

Author Comment

ID: 21817552
I added..
WScript.Sleep(1000)..I didnt see any messages. I am not sure if it is even running the script...
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Expert Comment

ID: 21817719
That could be the problem, how are you implementing the login script?
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Author Comment

ID: 21817804
In the AD, i put the script on the user profile: under profile tab and  under logon script.
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Expert Comment

ID: 21817837
Can the user access the path where the login script is stored?

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purplepomegranite earned 500 total points
ID: 21817842
The setting you are trying to change can be controlled from Group Policy.  This would be a much better solution.  You can also run logon scripts using group policy - but there is no point if a policy already exists to do what the script would do.

Group Policy allows you to control many aspects of Internet Explorer, including the home page (which your script sets).
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Expert Comment

ID: 21817844
Details for group policy are here, it would be worth a look:

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