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Domain logon script when users logon with local accounts

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Our network contains two Windows 2003 domain controllers and a Windows 2003 member server running Exchange. Our small group of workstations are all Windows XP Pro, which users log onto using local user accounts. They can then access shares on the servers based on AD group membership or individually assigned ACLs. I have tried to use GPO to control a logon script that records user information on the server but I can only get it to work if the user logs on with a domain account. Scripts assigned through domain profiles don't work either. Could it be that cached credentials are being used to establish connections with the server so netlogon doesn't really occur every time a user logs onto his local workstation? Is there a way around this?
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This would work. I would have to log on as Administrator on each workstation and set this up for each local user. I was hoping to be able to do it through GPO so I could take advantage of the logoff feature also.
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Gpedit.msc on the local machine should allow me to take advantage of assigning both logon and logoff scripts. However it doesn't seem to work. As the local Administrator, I used gpedit to copy the login.bat file to the %systemroot%\System32\GroupPolicy\User\Scripts\Logon folder, then ran gpupdate /force from a command prompt. Logged on as a local user and checked the shared server folder to see if the user information got logged. It didn't. I know it's not a permissions issue because when I ran the login.bat file manually it worked perfectly.
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