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as a preface, I haven't really done much with startup / login scripts before so if I sound like an idiot, try not to judge.

Here is the script, as it was when I first checked it out. My goal was to add code to add a newtworked printer when users log in, because whenever someone logs onto a computer they haven't logged on to here before, they don't get the printer. So I have to go around setting it up for them each time they use a new computer. Anyways the BOLD TEXT is what I added, based on some online research.

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[B]Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\DCNAME\Canon 2010f"[/B]

net use p: \\DCNAME\public
net use s: \\DCNAME\scans
net use t: \\DCNAME\clientapps

:quickbooks
ifmember quickbooks
if not errorlevel 1 goto end
net use q: \\DCNAME\quickbooks

end

\\DCNAME\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\scripts\SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat
[/code]

Basically I just added the top two lines. Now I tested it out by saving the new code as script2.bat in the same directory, going into Active Directory, and changing the login script for one user from script.bat (the original) to script2.bat (my new one). I then went to the user's workstation and removed the printer in question (logged on as the user of course), logged out, and logged back on. The shares still get set up correctly but no printer.

Any ideas?? Thanks!
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Question by:Mizugori44
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It isn't working because the lines you've inserted are VB script, not batch.
Easiest workaround for the time being: save these lines as Printers.vbs in the folder where your logon script already is, then add the following line to the logon script instead of these lines:

cscript /nologo "%~dp0Printers.vbs"

cscript /nologo "%~dp0Printers.vbs"
net use p: \\DCNAME\public
net use s: \\DCNAME\scans
net use t: \\DCNAME\clientapps
 
:quickbooks
ifmember quickbooks
if not errorlevel 1 goto end
net use q: \\DCNAME\quickbooks
 
end
 
\\DCNAME\sysvol\DOMAIN.local\scripts\SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat

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by:mrmarkfury
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Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\DCNAME\Canon 2010f"

The preceding is for a .vbs script, not a .bat script as far as I know.

Try creating a .vbs in notepad, adding the two lines, and then linking that .vbs to run after the .bat.
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