Help with logon script
Posted on 2014-04-29
We have a legacy reporting app (Crystal Distribution 8.5) that relies on DLLs to export data from it to other apps such as Excel.
In XP/2003 the DLLs are installed in the WINDOWS & System32 directory but due to changes that MS made in Vista/2008 and higher the DLLS need to be installed in the user's local profile for the app to work properly. Example:
This has been easy to manage for the few users on Win 7 workstations but we are now making the move to Server 2008R2 RDS. Therefore using a script to put these DLLs in the right place via Group Policy when a user logs on to an RDS server (there will be multiple and they will be load balanced) seems the logical answer.
I am not however an expert on scripting by any means. I can just about manage a logon script to map a network drive. Could someone help with:
> A logon script that runs once per server per user that I can deploy with a GPO
> The script needs to create a directory in their local user profile path (as previously mentioned) and copy a list of DLLs to it (or just copy the "WINDOWS\Crystal" folder to their local profile).