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

  • From: hans straat <hstraat@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 08:48:25 +0000

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.
Hans Straat

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:15:41 +0530From: ananth.rg@xxxxxxxxxxx: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [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? regardsAnanth :-)
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.regardsAnanth. 

On Jan 29, 2008 2:07 PM, Jakob H. Heidelberg <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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 
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).

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Ananth RajagopalSent: 29. januar 2008 09:17To: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [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 /forceWe 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!regardsAnanth :-)

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:
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 
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.

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Ananth RajagopalSent: 25. januar 2008 08:27To: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [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 created a route.bat batch file and 
copied this command Route Add MASK 
-pThis 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/StartupWe 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 

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