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I'm trying to display a message on logoff for say 5 seconds "remove USB stick" then the message box closes itself. Waiting for user to click Ok is not good enough.
In the code below the 2nd line does not show , the 3rd line does. (in a log off script)
Run from the desktop the first box times out ok, the2nd box shows.
So somethings work on logoff some dont!
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
intReturn = objShell.Popup("Please make Sure Your USB stick is removed",15,"Warning")
wscript.echo "did you see timed"
Set ObjShell = Nothing

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I am unsure why the shell popup will not work when shutting down however, you might get away with using your group policy object timeout value, see link below.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722569.aspx
You could have a wscript.echo command in the code and the policy would simply quit the script at the desired number of seconds.
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by:harveygs
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I realised I did not dim objshell because I had on resume next further up.
So the popup does work on log off. I actually used a hta instead , and works nicely now.

Good thought about the time out of scripts , I set this to 1 minute for safety reasons.

Thanks
Steve

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