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Problem With a Startup Script in SBS 2003 Domand

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I need to install a pair of printers on the client computers in an SBS 2003 domain.  I've implemented a GPO that appears to be running.  I see "running startup scripts.." on the client as it's starting up and a WScript.Echo Cstr in the vbs script echos on the client screen.  However, the printers aren't installed.

Using My Network Places and going to the SYSVOL\VOLGROUP.LOCAL\POLICIES\{....}\MACHINE\SCRIPTS\STARTUP\ folder and double-click on the script, the printers are installed.

Is there something obvious that I'm not doing?
'  VBScript to map two printers from \\AARP
'  One printer set to default based upon name of computer
'--------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
'On Error Resume Next
'
Dim objShell
Dim regComputerName, strComputerName, intNumber
Dim multiPrinter, UNCpath1, UNCpath2
'
' First get computer name
'
regComputerName = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control" &_
	"\ComputerName\ComputerName\ComputerName"
 
Set objShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell")
strComputerName = objShell.RegRead( regComputerName)
'
' Now get computer number based on last two characters of name, ie AARP02 -> 2
'
intNumber = CInt(Right(strComputerName,2))
'
' Now add printers to computer
'
UNCpath1 = "\\AARP\Kyocera1"
UNCpath2 = "\\AARP\Kyocera2"
Set multiPrinter = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 
multiPrinter.AddWindowsPrinterConnection UNCpath1
multiPrinter.AddWindowsPrinterConnection UNCpath2
'
' Now set default printer
'
If intNumber MOD 2 = 0 Then
	multiPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter "\\AARP\Kyocera2"
Else
	multiPrinter.SetDefaultPrinter "\\AARP\Kyocera1"
End If
'
'WScript.Echo Cstr( intNumber)  ' use this to test running of script
WScript.Echo Cstr( UNCpath1)  ' use this to test running of script
WScript.Quit

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Changing to a logon script didn't help.  Still no printers installed.  Now no evidence that the script even ran.  I see no pop-up window with the WScript.Echo text.

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Cockpit error on my part implementing the logon script.  All working fine now. Tnx
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