troubleshooting Question

Problem running startup script via group policy v.2

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Windows 2003 AD environment&

In one of our  Domain level policies I have added a batch file that will remove office 2003 from each workstation that is a part of a certain security group. The problem is the script does not process when users log in. The script/GPO worked for weeks while linked to the domain level OU and suddenly it stopped...nothing changed to my knowledge.  I tried to revise the script under User Configuration and Computer Configuration and neither works. I know the script works as it has been tested since the problem just doesnt run when attached to a GPO.

If I create a new GPO and don't link it to anything the script will properly attached to the GPO and is viewable when the "show files" button is selected. After linking the GPO to an OU the ability to view the script with the "show files" button is lost...I get message that tells me "the folder location does not exist"&see pic below

Side note  all domain level policys have this issue, only lower level policys seem to have to ability to run scripts appropriately. Although it seems that only active lower level policys accept a new scripts& New lower level policys loose ability to show files and run at login when attached to a OU.

- copy of script - 
:check for flag
if exist "c:\flags\office uninstall.txt" GOTO END
if NOT exist c:\flags md c:\flags
copy "\\server\CG-DATA\IT\Flags\office uninstall.txt" "c:\flags\office uninstall.txt"
if exist "c:\flags\office uninstall.txt" GOTO office uninstall
if NOT exist c:\flags md c:\flags
copy "\\server\CG-DATA\IT\Flags\office uninstall.txt" "c:\flags\office uninstall.txt"
:Office uninstall
msiexec /x {90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9} /qb- 
:Restart PC
shutdown /r /c "The uninstallation of office 2003 is complete and the system is restarting."
- Script end -

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