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Where is a batch program being triggered from at logon

Hello:

I am in the process of removing printers from our older Print Server and adding printers from our new Print Server.  I have a script that executes the removeprinters.bat file and then another script that adds the printers from the addprinters.bat file, that are triggered at logon from our Group Policy.  The add/remove printer process is working just fine.

The problem is that I have 1 user that logs on to a laptop and he always wanted to have 1 specific printer to be his default printer.  About 1.5 years ago, I created a batch program that specifies that network printer to be his default as he logs on to that specific laptop.  I put the batch file in the user' C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup - folder.  Since I am now removing the older printers and adding the new printer I needed to change this locally stored batch program to reflect the new printer name (new printer server).

The problem is that I cannot find that batch program right now to edit/remove it.  But, that program is still being triggered at logon.  
If I navigate to the C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup - folder that batch program is not in there.  Nor is that batch program in the C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup - folder of that laptop.  But the funny thing is that the batch program still is triggered because the user and I see it executing at logon.  The batch program brings up a DOS windows and attempts to designate the printer on the older printer server as the default printer.  Since the older printer is not longer installed on that laptop an error message comes up instead.  The user simply clicks the 'OK' button and proceeds with his day.

How can I find the batch file that is being triggered on the laptop at logon?  perhaps I should do a search on the computer for that file name?  i do not see any reference listed in the registry (Computer\HKey Local Machine\Software\Microsoft\windows\current version\Run .

I will have a chance to look at this laptop tomorrow.
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Have you checked the logon script attribute in the users AD properties?
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NVITCommented:
Examine the addprinters.bat. Maybe it's called from there.  Or the users AD profile has a batch that runs?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Addprinters.bat is a good idea
you might also find it with Autoruns
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
To answer teh above questions:

The local batch program which sets a default printer, is not run from the login script.

The local batch program which sets a default printer, is not run from the addprinters batch file (group policy).
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
right away when this user logs on, the following batch program executes.  And then then error comes up.

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I will see if this error comes up for other users as well.  I am conducting searches for the batch file.  It may be important to mention that local group policy does not trigger anything at start up.
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I found it from a search.

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NVITCommented:
Glad you solved it, Pkafkas
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I figured out the actual problem on my own, I simoply was looking in the incorrect start up folder; however, being able to discuss the problem helped me bring some much needed clarity to figure it out.
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PkafkasNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I figured it out myself.
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