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I'm trying to add a simple login script for users and selected users:  For example:
net use p: \\servername\public /persistent:yes

I went to Group Policy Management-Default Domain Policy-Edit-User Configuration-Windows Settings-Scripts-Logon-Show Files and then pasted the logon.txt file that I created.

I then ran GPUPDATE /force

However, when I log into my computer the P drive is not mapped, or any other commands that I've specified in my logon.txt file.

Am I doing something wrong?
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Lee W, MVP earned 75 total points
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login.txt?  It should be login.bat or login.cmd - assuming everything else has been done correctly.  (and I wouldn't say persistent:yes - if you make it persistent, why are you using a login script?).
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by:markrkelley123
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Ohh.  Good point.  I need to change it to LOGON.BAT.

I made it persistent so that way it comes back if someone disconnects the drive mapping.  Should I not?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The script runs EVERY TIME someone logs in... so it reconnects with every login.  (Actually if you have 2008 DCs, I believe you can map drives using Group Policy Preferences instead).
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After you change the name to .bat, run gpupdate.  Then lookup the results on your login test in the group policy editor.  This will let you know which settings were successfully implemented.
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Still doesn't work.  Are you refering to the Settings tab that generates reports or the GPRESULT command?
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Yes that is it.  Just wanted to make sure that it was recognizing your settings correctly and the correct GPO.

Have you tested the script by adding it to your test account in active directory?  
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As well as clicking show files and pasting it in, have you actually added it by name to the list of logon scripts in that group policy object?
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