Launch Internet Explorer at Logon

Posted on 2009-04-25
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Last Modified: 2013-12-21
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 As with everything else we have, it is outdated and unsupported.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
Question by:disciple_of_chim-chim

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Thickman earned 2000 total points
ID: 24233560
can't you just push out a registry entry to add the websites address to:

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ID: 24234452
When I hear hoofbeats, I start looking for zebras instead of of horses. In other words, its often something simple. Duh. In my own defense, 4 years ago, I wanted IE to launch at logon for everyone so they would see the new company website. I had to open a ticket with ScriptLogic and went through every tier of their support without success. I posted the question here on EE, same result. Everybody was scratching their heads.

Excellent idea, but with mixed results. On my XP SP3 laptop, it works.  On the Terminal Server it works for me and some users but not for other users. Im in the domain admin group and the local admin group on the TS. The other users it works for are not in either group, same for the users it does not work for. I havent tried it on a local LAN box yet.

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