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Logon script to load MS Outlook at startup

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Hi - I wonder if anyone would have an example of a logon script which will load MS Outlook on client machines at startup/logon.

Thanks!
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by:mo_patel
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drap and drop outlook into the startup folder

or in logon script

start "" "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\outlook.exe"
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by:Coffinated
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You can create a login script using environmental values
http://www.binbert.com/blog/2010/09/default-environment-variable-values-of-windows-7-xp/
for example %windir%\system32\calc.exe will launch c:\windows\system32\calc.exe

All you need to do it to identify the installation folder and create it using windows environmental variables.

Outlook 2010 on Win7 64bit is located in "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE" which would be
%PROGRAMFILES%\\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
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by:paulmac110
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Thanks for your help on that. I created a line in the already exisiting "logon.bat" which works great. Only problem is that when I log onto the server, it also tries to load Outlolok. How can I prevent this?
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You can use Group policies to execute that batch script, if you are using Server 2008 you can target script execuiton based on user, computername, group membership etc.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2011/06/13/target-group-policy-preferences-by-container-not-but-group.aspx
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If you can't target using Group Policies, modify your script to detect computer name, example below.

@echo off
set MyPC=MY-SERVER-1
IF %COMPUTERNAME%==%MyPC% GOTO Label2
:Label1
 echo "different computer found, skip the script execution"
 echo "for testing purposes"
 echo %computername%
 echo %mypc%
 echo "Skipping execution"
 goto END

:Label2
 echo "Found computer - do some stuff"


:END

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