Launch Internet Explorer at Logon
Posted on 2009-04-25
I have an NT 4 domain. Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise scheduled in 1 month. I made an external website with a countdown timer to prepare the staff for the change. I want Internet Explorer to launch for every employee at logon, loading that website.
Logon scripts are run by ScriptLogic 6.5.2 handling everything from drive mapping to Outlook profiles. As with everything else we have, it is outdated and unsupported. I tried setting up a rule but that doesnt work. Besides the built in NT user group "Domain Users", many are members of a group I made, "Terminal Server Users". These employees work from remote offices and do everything on the TS. Members of this group get a locked down TS desktop. Up until this time, iexplore.exe was set to "no access" for them so they could not surf from their TS desktops. I have changed their permissions to read, write and execute. I used a noaccess.rat file to limit the sites they can go to and have added the URL for the timer site. It is a Windows 2000 SP4 member server.
I need to figure out how to get Internet Explorer to launch for everyone, both LAN users and TS users, at logon. I think the LAN users will be more difficult. If I could assign 5000 points I would!
Thank you Experts