troubleshooting Question

VBS to do profile specific first run configs

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I am looking to create a VB script to configure a few profile specific items within Windows XP, IE8 and Outlook. We have a shared computer that gets logged into by different users. The first time they log in, we set up their printer, go through the IE8 config popup and make sure that their Outlook mailbox is setup. I have already created the VBS needed to add a network printer and make it the default.

Option Explicit
Dim objNetwork, strUNCPrinter
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection "\\printserver\printer"
strUNCPrinter = "\\printserver\printer"
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 
objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection strUNCPrinter
objNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter strUNCPrinter
WScript.Quit

I need to add a way to disable the configuration popup that you see the first time you open IE8.

I also would like to have the software disable the pops that come when you first open Outlook 2007. The email profile gets created automatically but when it finishes, it asks about RSS feeds and the search feature along with another popup in the beginning. I would like to disable these popups also so that the user does not have to call us about the popups.

I would also like to have it change the power options to never for both being plugged in and on batteries. When I close the lid of my portable computer, i want it to "do nothing."

And last, I would like the Visual Effects to be set to "Adjust for best performance."

I wanted to put this all in a VBS that runs at startup. Can someone create this?
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