Solved

Why Is My Script Not Running at Login for Users?

Posted on 2016-10-27
8
49 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-17
I know it is a very vague question, but at login and logout I have scripts that run, or they are supposed to.  At login there should be a script running that maps necessary network drives and at logout there is a script that disconnect all drives.  I have the "login" script set up in GPO User Settings (login) and GPO Computer Settings (startup) and that script does not seem to run.  I also have it in each individual user's profile in Active Directory in addition to a mapped home drive.  The mapped home drive appears every time, but the login script is not running.  It used to be that I would get an error message saying that the drive already existed, so I knew that it was running, but now nothing is happening.  If I manually go to the location of the script and click on it to run it will run, so I know that it works, but what additional steps do I need to take to get this login script to run?
0
Comment
Question by:aclaus225
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:Spencer Scherer
Spencer Scherer earned 250 total points
ID: 41862820
Take a look at this article, it could possibly explain what is going on with your script.

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/367307-login-scripts-not-running

Additionally, can you create another login script / use another one successfully, or are none working?  Can you create a new one and get it to work (even if its basic and just keeps the CMD window open)?
1
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 41863641
You haven't mentioned what client OS we are talking about.
Win 8.x and Win10 have a logon script delay of 5 minutes incorporated by default. That can be turned off by GPO: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2895815
0
 

Author Comment

by:aclaus225
ID: 41864114
Sorry.  These machines are all Windows 7.  The thing is, this script had worked for over a year and I made no changes.  I am going through the System log to find anything related to that.
0
Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 41864137
Start small.
Create another logon script that simply goes (batch code):
md %userprofile%\test
and see if that folder c:\users\yourname\test gets created.
0
 

Author Comment

by:aclaus225
ID: 41864250
I tried the basic script you suggested and in Group Policy it did not run.  Once I put it into Logon Script for User Profile through AD it did run.
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 250 total points
ID: 41864278
So your gpo is the culprit, it is not being used?
use rsop.msc at the client to see whether the script ought to be used.
0
 

Author Comment

by:aclaus225
ID: 41864348
I set up a new GPO with the script in it and it ran fine.  I am not exactly sure what is wrong with the original GPO as all settings are the same, or at least from what I can tell.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:aclaus225
ID: 41891948
While it is not the best solution I applied individual scripts to individual profiles to get around this problem.  I could get a VB script to run for everyone, but it was erring out, so I went to individuals to solve my problem.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article outlines the process to identify and resolve account lockout in an Active Directory environment.
This article describes my battle tested process for setting up delegation. I use this process anywhere that I need to setup delegation. In the article I will show how it applies to Active Directory
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question