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w2k3 domain user account not running vbs script

John_preston asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Have several users that aren't running a vbs script which is located in the netlogon directory.
It seems to be user specific rather than machine as the problem follows them where ever they login.
Any ideas?
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If you want to use a script for the user to execute at logon, if that script is in Netlogon, be sure that the access to the file is at Everyone Read-only at least, also, in the user properties in the profile tab, be sure that the script is in the logon script textbox.

But since you use ADS, i'd suggest to put the script in a GPO and link it to the OU where you have your users that you want to execute the script, or put the user in a group and filter the GPO to make it so only that group will apply the GPO.

I'd suggest also to test the script for those users manually. Maybe the script does start but doesn't work...

If the script is in the netlogon, while logged on as the user with the problem, will the script run if you manually UNC to the script and run it? If so, are you using the GPO to launch the script such as logon? If so, may be where you linked the GPO does not apply to the user accouts that experienced the problem?
Or does the GPO applied to the OU that consisted those account but those account in a sub-OU that has block inheritance? You can also run "GPResult" at the user PC and see what GPO actually applied etc.


If you run the script manually it maps the drives fine without error so I know the script is fine as other people in the office don't have this problem. Up to about 4 weeks ago the users that are now not running the script (about 4) were running the script fine. So it seems as though it's a user account/profile issue.
I need to be able to try and resolve this remotely as it's an office in Germany and I'm based in the UK.

You can try log on as admin, rename their profile folder then have them get a fresh one by logging on.
If it work, whatever desktop icon, shortcuts, favorites, can be copied to the new profile from the renamed one.

Or before you do that, you souble check on the GPO links as asked from my above comments.
Hi Americom
I'll run your suggestions this week and post the results.

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