[gptalk] Re: Sysvol

  • From: "minesh pandya" <minesh.pandya@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 13:14:11 +0100

Thanks for the replies.
I have re-written the logon scripts as I was unable to recover them.

Regards

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM, rpo <rpo8373@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> jerry,
>
> we have the logon script specified for each user account in ad. what
> do you mean by batch file exactly? a windows .bat file or are you
> generically branding any script file? i ask purely because we use a
> vbs script in the netlogon share.
>
> daniel.
>
> On 30/05/2008, Cruz, Jerome L <jerome.l.cruz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Minesh,
> >
> >
> >
> > There are various location of scripts.
> >
> > 1)      Those stored 'within' the …\SYSVOL\Policies\{GUID}\... GPO
> folders
> > as Alan notes.
> >
> > 2)      Those stored in the  …\SYSVOL\Scripts\... folder (the NETLOGON
> > share).
> >
> > 3)      Those stored on other UNC paths (not on the DC).
> >
> > 4)      Those physically located on the local device.
> >
> >
> >
> > Calls can be made to run scripts via:
> >
> > ·         The User Account's defined Logon script path (limited to a
>  single
> > batch file...and usually this is located in the NETLOGON share which you
> > note is missing).  I've never tested pointing to a location that is not
> > assumed to be in the DC's scripts folder (NETLOGON share), but I suppose
> > it's possible. Better yet, just look at a sample account and see what is
> > defined there. Go to AD, open the properties of a sample user account,
> click
> > on the Profile tab, and look at the "Logon Script" field.
> >
> > ·         Domain Group Policies – And these can point to executables
> (.Bat,
> > .Cmd, .Exe, etc.) stored on devices in your domain almost anywhere and
> > includes (all locations noted above 1-4).
> >
> > ·         Startup locations on the local device (Start menu, Run keys in
> > registry, Runonce keys in the registry, etc.)…you can use the "AUTORUNS"
> > utility from Sysinternals (now Microsoft) to display these.
> >
> >
> >
> > Why I went into detail? Because you need to do some legwork. You stated…
> >
> >
> >
> > all of the pc's in the domain are still running the scripts... and  the
> > scripts included a startup script and a login script - all vbs files...
> >
> >
> >
> > Try and find out exactly "what" is "'still" running and make sure that
> you
> > know "where" the devices are looking for them. You may find that are NOT
> > (and considering what you stated…Could NOT) be from the SYSVOL Scripts
> > folder (again the NETLOGON share).
> >
> >
> >
> > Lastly, you were a bit vague on loosing the contents of SYSVOL through "a
> > series of events"… could you provide additional details? The reason I ask
> is
> > that I encountered a similar situation a few years back where, during a
> DC
> > upgrade process, the SYSVOL folders were relocated to a different hard
> drive
> > (and the client DEVICES knew it). A week passed and the cleanup
> activities
> > deleted, not a copy of SYSVOL, but the 'real thing'. That was an
> > all-nighter, but recoverable… Perhaps something similar happened to you
> (and
> > maybe a further look afield might allow you to 'find' them)?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Jerry Cruz | Group Policies Product Manager | Windows Infrastructure
> > Architecture (http://wia.web.boeing.com) | Boeing IT
> >
> > Office 425-865-6755 | Mobile 425-591-6491
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of Alan & Margaret
> > Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:30 PM
> >
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Sysvol
> >
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Sysvol
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Minesh,
> >
> >
> >
> > The scripts that are running, are they stored within a Policy (rather
> than
> > the Logon scripts assigned to the user account)? if so their location is
> > defined in sysvol\DNSNAME\Policies\GUID\Machine\
> > Scripts\scripts.ini  where GUID is the GUID for that policy.
> >
> >
> >
> > Alan Cuthbertson
> >
> > Policy Management Software:-
> > http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=pol_summary.shtml
> >
> > ADM Template Editor:-
> > http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=adm_summary.shtml
> >
> > Policy Log Reporter(Free)
> > http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=policyreporter.shtml
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of minesh pandya
> > Sent: Thursday, 29 May 2008 11:50 PM
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Sysvol
> >
> >
> >
> > I am missing the Sysvol\scripts folder.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Alan & Margaret <
> syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi Minesh,
> >
> >
> >
> > The location of the scripts are defined in Machine\ Scripts\scripts.ini
> and
> > User\ Scripts\scripts.ini within each Policy component under
> > sysvol\Policies. Have a look in there and it will tell you where they
> are.
> > Since they are running OK I suspect you have actually restored them
> > correctly.
> >
> >
> >
> > Alan Cuthbertson
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  Policy Management Software:-
> >
> > http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=pol_summary.shtml
> >
> >
> >
> > ADM Template Editor:-
> >
> > http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=adm_summary.shtml
> >
> >
> >
> > Policy Log Reporter(Free)
> >
> > http://www.sysprosoft.com/index.php?ref=activedir&f=policyreporter.shtml
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> >
> > From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of minesh pandya
> > Sent: Thursday, 29 May 2008 9:47 PM
> >
> >
> >
> > To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [gptalk] Re: Sysvol
> >
> >
> >
> > no they're defiantly from the Sysvol...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:57 PM, Jakob H. Heidelberg <
> jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > No Systemstate backup? Major bummer dude!
> >
> > However, are you sure that these scripts are not just placed on some
> other
> > network location (UNC path)? What I mean is, maybe the GPO script
> references
> > are just paths like \\DC\Share\Scripts\MyLoveletter.vbs?
> > ;-)
> >
> > /Jakob
> >
> > On Wed, 28 May 2008 14:37:56 +0100, minesh pandya wrote
> >
> >
> > > Hi all..
> > >
> > > My Sysvol has been lost... hard to do - never-the-less it has been lost
> > through a sequence of events..
> > > I have recovered the GPO policy files [for Sysvol\policies] from my
> local
> > cache so thats all good but I am still missing the
> > contents of the "scripts" folder...and I dont have a backup DC or backup
> > tape..
> > >
> > > Does anyone know how I can get these scripts off a pc? as all of the
> pc's
> > in the domain are still running the scripts...
> > > the scripts included a startup script and a login script - all vbs
> > files...
> > > I have done a simple search on the pc but to no avail...
> > >
> > > Help would be appreciated...
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards
> > >
> > > Minesh Pandya
> >
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards
> >
> > Minesh Pandya
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards
> >
> > Minesh Pandya
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-- 
Regards

Minesh Pandya

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