Logon script not running on Windows 7 client.

I am currently running a network with Windows Server 2003 Enterprise as the DC and group policy manager.  i have installed two clients with Windows 7 installed.  The problem i am having is that the logon scripts that I implement on the network do not seem to be working on these machines.  They are meant to map network drives and printers.  Is there something I have to do in group policy to make the scripts work?  Is there something on the Windows 7 clients that i have to do? Do i have to install windows server 2008 (i dont want to do this)? Is there a hotfix in windows server 2003 to work with windows 7 clients?

Thanks!
LVL 1
paulms53Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Gorbi999Commented:
This problem normally comes from the UAC (User Account Control), which was first time implemented in Vista.
Try to turn it off, or set another security level.

See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766208%28WS.10%29.aspx for further infos. This applies also to Windows 7.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
McKnifeCommented:
Hi.
What type of script? .bat or .vbs? Try .bat if .vbs.
UAC can only interfere if the script needs admin rights - a logon script should NEVER need admin rights because it is user specific. If any action needs admin rights, you should use a start script for those.

Network drive mappings don't need admin rights, printer installations do.
0
paulms53Author Commented:
its a .vbs.  I was able to run the script locally after logon, and the network drives did get mapped.  I need to install the windows 7 printer drivers manually though.  I was also wondering if it would be a good idea to set up a Windows server 2008 virtual machine and use that to run my GP settings.
0
McKnifeCommented:
The server OS does not matter here.
By the way: seen this? http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_26027376.html?cid=1572

Printers should be installed per computer using GPOs (printer deployment, usable from 2003 R2 and upwards).
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 7

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.