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GPO logon script not running on windows 7 embedded clients

Posted on 2013-05-31
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We have a GPO that is linked to the user OU. For that user we want a .exe to run on startup. This account / computer is pretty locked down for security reason since it is a kiosk.

Here's our issues, the .exe doesn't appear to be running. When I RDP into the system, navigate to the sysvol folder with the login script and run it, it works great. However the logon script doesn't seem to be working.

I have run RSOP on the client, and GPRESULT /h results.html and both of those show the user logon script as being applied.

We have it also set to wait for network before logon. Not sure what's going on... any ideas?
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by:Steve Knight
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Silly question perhaps but have you checked if the EXE is running, i.e. in task manager but not visible to the user?
How are you running the exe, is it START "" "whatever.exe" in batch file?
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by:msifox
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Does EVERYONE have read access to the share where the exe is stored, and also the right to read and execute the file?
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Sandeshdubey earned 500 total points
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If you give user the admin rights i.e add user to local admin group and login does the script execute.

Also apply this GPO and check:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg486839.aspx
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by:bbcac
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Sandeshdubey,
You inadvertently answered my question, turns out that the policy in questions requires that you DO NOT set the "Always wait for network" policy. The logon script hides the taskbar and by setting that policy I think it actually runs before the taskbar on the screen.

I unset the policy and it works great now!
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