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Windows RDS Server - clients unable to run local VBS logon script

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Greetings all,

I have an RDS Server (2008 R2 Enterprise) that I've taken over.  When clients log in to the RDS server, a batch file located in C:\Script is run that copies some files to their desktop.  I have been unable to find where the setting is that is causing the batch file to run when clients log in to the Terminal Server.

I needed to do more at logon so I created a VBScript that does everything I want.  I placed it in the C:\Script folder to see what would happen and of course, it does not run.

I can find another way to run my vbscript but I really would like to know how this batch file is being kicked off?  How does the client/server know to run that batch file in that folder at logon.

I have checked the GPOs and did not find anything in the Computer or User sections for logon scripts, they are empty.  Anyone know of another location in a GPO that one might tell RDS clients to run a script?  Anywhere in the RDS tools like (Session Manager etc) a setting might live that runs batch files in this C:\Scripts folder?

Thanks!
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Oops - forgot to mention this.  When I place the batch file in the C:\Script folder it runs.  When I place the VB script it does not run.  Something somewhere telling clients to run scripts from that folder and I'm just not locating it.
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Lionel MM earned 2000 total points
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Have you looked in the user properties in Active Directory Computers and Users? See picture--there is place to place a logon script location--see picture
User-Logon-Script.jpg
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Thank you Lionelmm! I had checked AD Group Policy under Logon/Logoff scripts and found nothing but I had not checked this section of the user account properties.

Have a great week!
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