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Problem with AD Logon Script referring to VBS file

Last Modified: 2015-03-04
We run Windows Server 2008 R2. I created a logon script that referred to a VBS file that would map network locations instead of mapped drives since we want to get away from mapped drives. I created two new users that I was testing the script on. Both these users wont map the network locations to their profiles. I then put the script for my logon and it works just fine. What could be wrong with the users profiles or a setting on their computer that would cause the script to not work. I can place the scripts on their desktop and can run it that way but we want it to run when they logon. Note - The script runs fine just wont auto load on logon for the new users that were copied from another.  

Here is the Logon

@echo off

NET USE * /d /y

start C:\design.vbs    (runs off server in reality)

VBS Script

Set WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Const NETHOOD = &H13&

Set objWSHShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")

Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(NETHOOD)
Set objFolderItem = objFolder.Self
strNetHood = objFolderItem.Path

strPath = objFolderItem.Path & "\*.*"
On Error Resume Next
objFSO.DeleteFile strPath, true

strShortcutName = "Shortcut"
strShortcutPath = "\\server\folder"

Set objShortcut = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut _
(strNetHood & "\" & strShortcutName & ".lnk")
objShortcut.TargetPath = strShortcutPath

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