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Windows Domains - Startup/Shutdown Scripts

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Dear Experts,

At my last two companies, the general approach to providing end users with startup scripts was to go into a users' AD profile, go to their Profile tab, and specify a logon script (vbs or bat file) which would physically exist in a directory somewhere.

As I have started to expand my knowledge on Windows Server I have noticed that I can assign startup/shutdown scripts through group policy. Therefore, my question is - what is the difference between these two approaches?

Many Thanks,
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See if the following helps, explains a little about the difference and benefits etc: http://www.petri.co.il/setting-up-logon-script-through-gpo-windows-server-2008.htm
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GPO is for providing unified setting for a groups of users and it can be assigned to containers. Therefore you do not have to set login or logout script individually to every user.
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Good link thanks.
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