[gptalk] RES: Re: RES: Re: Open exe file with GPO

  • From: "Maurit Pereira Fagundes" <Maurit.Fagundes@xxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:36:56 -0200

Hi Alan.
I do want to launch an exe file. Where do i find the new grup policy
preferences? Does it come by default in XP?
I am looking at the links you sent below.
Thanks in advance!!


De: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Em
nome de Alan & Margaret
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 17 de novembro de 2008 19:09
Para: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assunto: [gptalk] Re: RES: Re: Open exe file with GPO



I am not sure whether you want the exe file to launch:-

1.       The moment you change the GPO,

2.       The next time you run GPUPDATE after the change

3.       Every time you run gpupdate 

4.       When the user next logs on.


the User Configuration - System - Logon - Run these program at logon
solution will achieve 4.

The new Group Policy Preferences has an option to "Schedule an immediate
task". This option should achieve 3

The new Group Policy Preferences has an option to "Schedule an immediate
task" and you can set "apply once and do not reapply". This should
achieve 2

option 1 requires you to set up the preferences and then trigger a
gpupdate on every machine. I think this can only be achieved by writing
a program (or buy one) that you launch from the central machine that
will list all of the machines currently online and trigger a gpupdate on

Note: I am working from the Help screen for preferences... I have never
actually tried it. The preferences allow you to set up a scheduled task
with an option to run at a particular time. I suspect that this will not
run if the gpupdate occurs after that time. It also allows you to define
a task to "run immediate" but this is only available for XP machines.
Not sure what you can do for Vista...


Alan Cuthbertson



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ADM Template Editor(Now with ADMX support):-



Policy Log Reporter - including Preference logging(Free)







From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Maurit Pereira Fagundes
Sent: Tuesday, 18 November 2008 12:26 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] RES: Re: Open exe file with GPO




I think it will not work. I update da GPO after logon. I need to find a
way through GPO that when i update it, it opens an exe file.


Any ideas?


Thanks in advance!



De: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Em
nome de dharmendra kumar
Enviada em: domingo, 16 de novembro de 2008 10:59
Para: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assunto: [gptalk] Re: Open exe file with GPO


 Hi - 

You can create a batch script on user logon Or use User Configuration -
System - Logon - Run these program at logon



        -----Original Message-----
        From: maurit.fagundes@xxxxxx
        Sent: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:23:49 -0200
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Open exe file with GPO

        Hello everybody!


        I am developing a software that has a customized GPO and it
creates a local windows XP user too. So, everytime a user logs on using
the account created by my program, it copies the customized GPO to
C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy and makes a backup of the original GPO.
Then i run the gpupdate command...


        When i logon with another user, i copy the original GPO back to
original folder.


        my problem is: i need to open an exe file right after the
gpupdate command is applied. Can someone recommend the right GPO to open
a exe file?


        thanks in advance!!


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