login scripts

Hello all,

Is it a good practice to create a login script for each user to map network srives?
Is there any alternative?

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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Group Policy Preferences is the preferred method over login scripts.
David NeedhamFreelance ConsultantCommented:
Defining them in Group Policy would be a better way of doing this.
It's already been answered by the other two. You can have Group Policy targeting different groups, and not have to worry about maintaining a file and associating it to each user's profile.
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A SAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies
Are there any pros and cons?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Pros, easier to maintain.
Cons, cannot do very complex business logic if that's needed (it rarely is.)

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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Commented:
processing GP Preferences is faster than logon scripts. Even if you decide to go with item-level targeting it’s still faster than your script.  Microsoft’s official recommendation is to use GP Preferences whenever possible over logon scripts
A SAuthor Commented:
thanks everyone
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