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Script to Copy Word Normal.Dotm File

Posted on 2014-09-19
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Hi I am having an issue, I need to create a script to rename (some users have macros don't want to delete)  the existing copy of Word's Normal.dotm file and copy a new one from a network share. The problem is I need the script to copy one normal file to a specific group, then copy a different normal to everyone else in an AD environment.



I tried using a batch file through sccm doesn't work, tried using file copy through GPO and it doesn't work as well. Thanks experts in advance for your help.
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by:RobSampson
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Hi, as an example,
Here is what I use to copy a newer normal.dotm from a server share.
It checks whether the user template on N drive is older than the server copy, will backup up the user copy, then copy over the new version.

Regards,

Rob.

If objFSO.FileExists("\\server\apps\Template\Normal.dotm.new") = True Then
	If CDate(objFSO.GetFile("\\server\apps\Template\Normal.dotm.new").DateLastModified) > CDate(objFSO.GetFile("N:\Normal.dotm").DateLastModified) Then
		intBkpNum = 1
		While objFSO.FileExists("N:\Normal.dotm_bak" & intBkpNum) = True
			intBkpNum = intBkpNum + 1
		Wend
		objFSO.MoveFile "N:\Normal.dotm", "N:\Normal.dotm_bak" & intBkpNum
		objFSO.CopyFile "\\server\apps\Template\Normal.dotm.new", "N:\Normal.dotm"
	End If
End If

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by:jaya31
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Thank you for you response. This is actually what I am looking for, but I need to do it based on groups in AD\GPO. We have one department that needs  a specific normal while other departments require another. Is there any way to do that
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Hi, sorry for my delay. I have been quite busy.  This script will now check for the group membership, and set a different Normal template for each group.

Regards,

Rob.

' THIS LINE MUST BE PLACED IN THE MAIN CODE TO ALLOW THE DICTIONARY
' OBJECT TO REMAIN PERSISTENT FOR THE ISMEMBEROFGROUP FUNCTION
Dim objMemberships

Set objADSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & objADSysInfo.UserName)

If IsMemberOfGroup(objUser, "Group 1") = True Then
	strNormal = "\\server\apps\Template\NormalGroup1.dotm.new"
Else
	strNormal = "\\server\apps\Template\NormalGroup2.dotm.new"
End If
If objFSO.FileExists() = True Then
	If CDate(objFSO.GetFile(strNormal).DateLastModified) > CDate(objFSO.GetFile("N:\Normal.dotm").DateLastModified) Then
		intBkpNum = 1
		While objFSO.FileExists("N:\Normal.dotm_bak" & intBkpNum) = True
			intBkpNum = intBkpNum + 1
		Wend
		objFSO.MoveFile "N:\Normal.dotm", "N:\Normal.dotm_bak" & intBkpNum
		objFSO.CopyFile strNormal, "N:\Normal.dotm"
	End If
End If

Function IsMemberOfGroup(objADUser, strGroupCN)
	If IsEmpty(objMemberships) = True Then
		Set objMemberships = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
		objMemberships.Add LCase("ALL"), 0
		If IsNull(objADUser.MemberOf) = False Then
			If TypeName(objADUser.MemberOf) = "String" Then
				objMemberships.Add LCase(Mid(Split(objADUser.MemberOf, ",")(0), 4)), 0
			Else
				For Each strGroupName In objADUser.MemberOf
					objMemberships.Add LCase(Mid(Split(strGroupName, ",")(0), 4)), 0
				Next
			End If
		End If
	End If
	If objMemberships.Exists(LCase(strGroupCN)) = True Then
		IsMemberOfGroup = True
	Else
		IsMemberOfGroup = False
	End If
End Function

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