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can i run vb script file from a novell log on file

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I have a vb script that resides on a windows server that will inventory my network workstaitons. the users authenticate thru novell using a novell log on script that everyone uses.
Can i incorporate the path to the vb script into the novell script so that the workstations will run the auditing script after authenticating so my network audits are current?
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by:deroode
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Do your users authenticate also to the windows server?

You will have to make a connection somehow to the windows server. That can be with the user himself if accountname and password are identical:

in the login script use the following:

#net use \\server\share
#cscript \\server\share\sript.vbs

Or if your users aren't known on the windows server you could login with a different user:

#net use \\server\share password /user:domain\audituser

where audituser is a generic user for launching the auditing script.
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by:geriatricgeek
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the users also autenticate to a windows server, but the novell server runs the script. do i insert the lines using my server names in the following?
#net use \\server\share
#cscript \\server\share\sript.vbs
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by:deroode
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Yep, that should do the trick. Replace server with the name of your server (or DNS name), share for the name of your share.

# in a Novell login script means "execute an external command, wait for finish"
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thanks for the info. the wait for finish doesn't mean it will wait for the audit to finish does it? just the command? it will continue to sign on and allow the user to begin working, correct?
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That depends on the way the audit script works. If the script stays active during the audit the login script processor will wait for cscript.exe to finish. If the script spawns some kind of process and finishes then the Novell login script will finish as well.

If the login script keeps waiting for your script to finish you can also use

@cscript \\server\share\script.vbs

where @ means start an external program and continue.

You can read the login script documentation here:

http://www.novell.com/documentation/linux_client/login/?page=/documentation/linux_client/login/data/ak1lxuu.html
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i'll give this a shot. thanks.
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