Logon Script does not run in XenApp 65 (Server 2008 R2)

Posted on 2013-05-12
Last Modified: 2013-05-18
Do logon scripts still work in Server 2008 R2?

Our users currently run in a XenApp 5 (Server 2003) environment. The scripts all run correctly.
However in the new XenApp 6.5 (Server 2008 R2) farm that I am testing, the scripts do not run.

There are no events produced that refer to the script running or failing.
Question by:Howzatt
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by:Vijaya Reddy Pinnapa Reddy
Vijaya Reddy Pinnapa Reddy earned 250 total points
ID: 39160218
Logon scripts still works in Windows Server 2008 R2.

For your try to install this hotfix and check the problem.

Author Comment

ID: 39160229
I think I read that article yesterday and installed the hotfix (not 100% that it is the same one, but will retry anyway).

Just to clarify, in Server 2008 R2, All I should need to do is it make sure the logon script batch file is entered under the logon script field under the user profile Tab in AD? I don't need to publish it via GPO instead?

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ID: 39160252
The hotfix didnt change anything unfortunately. Still no script running.
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by:Vijaya Reddy Pinnapa Reddy
Vijaya Reddy Pinnapa Reddy earned 250 total points
ID: 39160267
where u put the script file?
Put the script in the netlogon share and then it should run on boot and try it.

Author Comment

ID: 39160271
Could it have something to do with users being able to view the scripts/policies folder in the domain root?

If I try browse to the UNC, I don't see any files on the Server 2008 R2 Server. However I can see the files if I browse the UNC on Server 2003

Author Comment

ID: 39160274
The scripts are in both Netlogon and Scripts folders.

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JHalliday earned 125 total points
ID: 39161127
This might sound like a pedantic question but are you specifying the script in the users set-up in the users Profile tab of Active Directory (see below) ?

 Logon Script Field
This should be just the name of the script i.e. logon.bat OR it can be a full UNC path to a common folder that the user has Read access to i.e. \\myserver\myshare\logon.bat


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by:Casey Herman
Casey Herman earned 125 total points
ID: 39161280
Is this a printer related script?

Author Comment

ID: 39161610
That's correct. I enter the script name in the Logon Script Field.
The script is used to map network shares to the users.

I think I know the issue now. Just realised that I cannot browse to any UNC path. It errors saying that "Accessing this resource has been disallowed".

Now I just need to find out if I set it in a local or Group Policy.

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Howzatt earned 0 total points
ID: 39161650
The issue in the end was that I had enabled the setting in GPO to hide "Run" from the start menu. This for some reason also stops you from browsing UNC paths. I removed the setting and the script ran perfectly.

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ID: 39176884
Adding my answer as it shows the steps to resolve.

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