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SBS 2008 GPO to launch Konica scan FTP application at login

Clients are using a local installed FTP client to receive scans from their Konica device.  We've created shortcuts to the application in the start menu, however we have people who tinker.  I would like to create a GPO that starts the local application each time the users sign in to their system.

The path to the local application is: "C:\Program Files\KONICA MINOLTA\FTP Utility\KMFtp.exe"
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Might I offer another solution?

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/09/sbs-2008-mfpcopier-to-scan-to-e-mail.html

Use the device's built-in scan to e-mail to user's mailboxes and subsequently a Companyweb SharePoint library. It is way easier, and a lot more secure than FTP. No room for tinkerers.

Philip
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breynolds01Author Commented:
Very interesting article.  The MFP is about six to eight year old.  The Konica Minolta reps are telling us there are several issues with this device and the scan to email feature.  There are 12 people in the office and they all scan to their desktops.  No one manages files and I can see this becoming a huge cluster.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
If the KM can do SMTP out, then it will work. We have had a few that did not like the e-mail for the Companyweb address so we set them to mail to the public e-mail address for the library and it worked just fine.

Alerts can be set on the library to a couple of key folks to make sure that any stray files are taken care of.

We have a lot of clients using this method because users actually like the scans showing up in their inbox.

Most people know how to manage their e-mail?

FTP is opening a can of worms. It is not secure, requires a username on the system in order for it to go, FTP/IIS on the workstation, and more. That is more intimidating to me from a security perspective than having SMTP to Exchange.

Philip
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breynolds01Author Commented:
I'm with you on every point.  I'll chat them up in the AM and see if they would like to give this a try.  We're going to configure this on our MFP here.  Sounds like a great option.  I'll post back with the results.
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breynolds01Author Commented:
We put a shortcut into each startup folder for each machine.  Works find now.
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