Individual logon script for every user

Hello all,

Is it a good idea to have individual logon script for every user in organization.
What are pros and cons for that.
Currently we have a logon script for every user to map different network drives. Is it good idea?

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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
To me that seems like a real pain.

Why not use GPO to map drives based on groups or OU? Log in scripts have always been difficult to manage if you ask me.

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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
The question is: How do you (like to) manage the different mappings. Using plain login scripts means fiddling with files.

Horrible Idea if you have more than like 10 users. I am with @Sean, use GPO and security groups to map network drives. Individual Login Scripts defeats the purpose of GPO's.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
If  scripting then one script for all, and test for membership of a certain group to do settings.
This would be enough of a pain....
(f.e. if member of the sales group, then map the prospects & contacts disk to a drive letter... or whatever you want to realize).
A SAuthor Commented:
thank you all for comments
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