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I am removing Novell from my network environment. I need to find out how to create and deploy a log on script that will take users from boot up to network drives. I need to map drives mainly. How can I do this without a strong background in scripting or programming? I have done pieces of this with AD and group policies. What is a best practice? having the log on script or having a group policy for each group/department? is it a good idea to have 10-12 policies to manage things?
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What OS level are you at on your DCs?   If you can use group policy preferences that would make things much easier on you as no scripting is needed

For example, you can map drives http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/01/07/using-group-policy-preferences-to-map-drives-based-on-group-membership.aspx?Redirected=true

Printers  http://deployhappiness.com/deploying-printers-with-group-policy-preferences/

Having 10/12 policies is not bad.  The logon script would also be done through group policy.

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the DC has server 2003 r2. Using group policies would bring the total up to about 20. But, if it works, I can do that. I'm trying to think of ways to use the existing groups with policies. I'm thinking there isn't a way to assign policies that would have specific items like shortcuts to be able to be assigned to certain groups without separate polices.
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With server 2008 as mkline71 mentioned group policy preferences is the best way to go in my opinion.  Otherwise you would use a simple login script.  You can get as elaborate as you want but here is an example that you can use

Simple net use script:  http://homepages.ius.edu/JHOLLY/a247/labs/LogonScript.htm

Or view the attachment.  You can use this script which will map and use a namespace instead of showing the path for the network drive.
Advanced.txt
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You can create script to map drive or use home drive in user properties to map drive.You can create bat file use net use command and apply the script at logon.If you have Win2008 DC you can apply preference.But if you have WinXP then you need to install windows client side extention hotfix.

mapping network drives for different organisational units using group policy
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a2fe19e2-53e1-4211-acb9-db76073690ed/mapping-network-drives-for-different-organisational-units-using-group-policy?forum=winserverGP
http://www.alexcomputerbubble.com/using-group-policy-preferences-gpp-to-map-user-home-drive/
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