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VBS script copying files from server is changing path path

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Part of the our login script copies a folder located on a share on the %logonserver% server and copies it down to the end users desktop. The copy is working fine. One of the files is the folder share is a shortcut that points it back to the logonscript. The file is called "re-login". The user could run this if for some reason their drive mappings did not map, as that is part of the logon script.

On 3% of our computers it is changing the target file from C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe "%LOGONSERVER%\NETLOGON\companylogon.vbs to C:\WINNT\system32\wscript.exe "%LOGONSERVER%\NETLOGON\companylogon.vbs

When the user tries to run the shortcut it tells them that it is an invalid directory as C:\WINNT does not exist on their computer.

I understand that WINNT used to be the system root directory on computers with windows version < 2000. This is not the case as all of our computers are windows 7. When I check SET at the command prompt it gives me the proper variables for windir and systemroot.

The problem is intermittent on 3% of our computers and hard to reproduce. I would like to understand why this is happening as it is working correctly on all of our other computers.

logon.txt Shortcut propertiessetOutput.txt
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change the hard path from c:\windows\system32\cscript.exe to %windir%\system32\cscript.exe
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Just to be clear we are currently using wscript.

Changing the hard path to %windir%\system32\wscript.exe will be the solution we want - correct?
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Yes, the hard path %windir%\system32\wscript.exe is correct!
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