[gptalk] Re: Running a Batch file at user logon.

  • From: "Ananth Rajagopal" <ananth.rg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:45:03 +0530

Thanks again :-)

On Jan 31, 2008 3:42 PM, hans straat <hstraat@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> if you have a OU structure and no block inheritance etc configured the
> policy will flow down.
>
> OU domain Computers (GPO computer policy apply desktop blabla)
>    OU Site Computers (will get the policy)
>      OU Site KioskComputers (will get the policy)
>
> as long as they are nested under the main OU :)
> But you can do a RSOP planning to see if the OU get's the policy (RSOP in
> GPMC)
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 15:21:24 +0530
>
> From: ananth.rg@xxxxxxxxx
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Running a Batch file at user logon.
>
> If the policies are linked at the domain level, irrespective of whether
> its a user configuration or computer configuration will it run?
>
> On Jan 31, 2008 3:19 PM, Ananth Rajagopal <ananth.rg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Thanks Hans! :-)
>
>
> On Jan 31, 2008 2:18 PM, hans straat <hstraat@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Anath,
>
> Computer configuration policies should be applied on the OU the computers
> you target are located in.
>
> Like User policies should be applied to the OU the targetted users reside
> in.
>
> regards,
> Hans Straat
> www.datacrash.net
>
>
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:15:41 +0530
> From: ananth.rg@xxxxxxxxx
>
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: Running a Batch file at user logon.
>
> Hi Jacob,
>
> From the event viewer we got only the RSoP error, "RSoP could not be run"
> anyway we manually ran that script in some 50 systems and now its fine as
> internet explorer homepage was set to this mail server, so its coming fine
> now! We didn't get time to test further, sorry about that, the domain had to
> be up yesterday, its running fine now...
>
> Kindly send any more links of your articles! it was great
> reading....cleared a lot of things for us....
>
> One basic question.... Should Computer Configuration policies be applied
> on Domain Computers or OU of Computers?
>
> regards
> Ananth :-)
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 29, 2008 4:36 PM, Ananth Rajagopal <ananth.rg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi Jacob,
>
> Thanks once again for your great support.
>
> We are actually testing this in a test environment of 6 systems. Except
> for this one script the rest all are working fine.
>
> We will do the Gpresult at the earliest and will let you know.
>
> I haven't checked the event viewer either, will do that right away.
>
> regards
> Ananth.
>
>
> On Jan 29, 2008 2:07 PM, Jakob H. Heidelberg <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
>  Hi,
>
> It does sound like you did everything needed to make this work – a restart
> is of course needed, but you took care of that you say.
>
> As this point it could be great if you checked the event viewer for any
> error on the clients that happens during startup. Later you might have to do
> advanced troubleshooting.
>
> You should perform the GPRESULT command to see if the computer "picked up"
> the policy at all.
>
> Note – you should probably test such a policy isolated the first time
> (limited to an OU with only one computer system within it or alike).
>
> /Jakob
>
> *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Ananth Rajagopal
> *Sent:* 29. januar 2008 09:17
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Re: Running a Batch file at user logon.
>
>
> Hi Jacob,
>
> Thanks for the article. It cleared a lot of doubts.
>
> We did as you said, but we still couldn't make it work! This how we did
> it... please go through it and advice on where we went wrong!
>
> In the Group Policy Objects we created a new policy called " Intranet Mail
> Srv Route"
> We edited the policy, we set it as  Computer Configuration>Windows
> Settings>scripts(Startup/Shutdown)>Startup> we showed the UNC path to the
> script.
>
> The scripts is stored in
> "\\Tai2D.ent\SysVol\Tai2D.ent\scripts\mailsrv_route.bat" this path and this
> share is accessible from all systems in the domain. The permission to this
> share is "Authenticated Users Read and Execute"
>
> Next, at the domain level we gave "Link an existing GPO" gave this GPO and
> enabled  enforced and link enabled.
>
> In the Security Filter windows we added "Authenticated Users" and "Domain
> Computers"
>
> Next we gave gpupdate /force
>
> We restarted the systems several times but still the new route is not
> getting added.
>
> Please analyze the steps and kindly inform us where we have gone wrong.
> Have we missed anything that you have told us? :-)
>
> Thanks for the help!
> regards
> Ananth :-)
>
>
>
> On Jan 25, 2008 3:49 PM, Jakob H. Heidelberg <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>  Hi again Ananth,
>
> As stated before it would, in most cases, be better to add the route once
> and for all on the clients default gateway. But, you probably have your
> reasons J
>
> I think there are some basic things about GP processing and filtering you
> should take a look at. Maybe this blog will help you:
>
> http://heidelbergit.blogspot.com/2008/01/yes-of-course-you-can-assign-group.html
>
> Earlier you told me you want to "hit" all systems in the domain – in that
> case all you have to do is:
>
>
> 1.       Have the script file in a shared directory where Authenticated
> User or Domain Computers have Read access
>
> 2.       Create the GPO and point the Startup script to the shared script
> file (Computer Configuration part on the GPO)
>
> 3.       Link the GPO to the Domain Level (you don't have to change
> Permissions or anything in this case)
>
> 4.       Reboot all machines for the script to be executed (could take 2
> reboots)
>
> However – I must warn you a bit: this will execute the script during the
> next startup (or two) on ALL domain computers (including servers).
>
> Note to #3: If all of your computers are in the "My Computers OU" you
> could just link the GPO here (except computers in the Domain Controllers OU
> would not be hit – if they should be hit too you could link the policy to
> that OU too  and restart them one after the other perhaps).
>
> If this doesn't execute on the clients you must start troubleshooting.
> Look in the client eventlog to spot for any errors, use GPRESULT to be sure
> the GPO applies to the computers etc. However, I do expect this to work.
>
> Regards
> /Jakob
>
> *From:* gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Ananth Rajagopal
> *Sent:* 25. januar 2008 08:27
> *To:* gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [gptalk] Running a Batch file at user logon.
>
> Hi All,
>
> We want to add a persistent route to all systems in 192.168.2.x network to
> a server having IP 192.168.3.240.
>
> We created a route.bat batch file and copied this command
>
> Route Add 192.168.3.240 MASK 255.255.255.255 192.168.2.254 -p
>
> This batch file was copied to
> \\Server.com\SysVol\Server.com\scripts\route.bat folder.
>
> The batch file was placed in Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/
> Scripts/Startup
>
> We created a new group called Harmony_Sys in Builtin folder in that
> Domain. Created a new OU called Harmony Systems, moved systems on which this
> batch file has to be run to this OU. Made the computer a member of the group
> Harmony_Sys group.
>
> >From GPMC, We applied this route policy to this Harmony Systems OU.
>
> But the new route is not getting created. Where have we gone wrong, is the
> procedure correct.
>
> regards
> Ananth.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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