[gptalk] Re: Update hosts file on XP PCs

  • From: "Jakob H. Heidelberg" <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:28:55 +0100

Yes, you can use a Computer Startup script to perform the filecopy (you are
in the correct location within the GPO). This is done in the context of the
SYSTEM account, so make sure to give Domain Computers access to the network
share with the new HOSTS file.


The GPO must be linked to some OU (or the Domain Level) depending on how
many machines you want to "hit". You can filter this further with OU levels,
Security permissions or WMI filters.


Best regards

/Jakob H. Heidelberg


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of terry burton
Sent: 13. februar 2008 00:21
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Update hosts file on XP PCs




We need to update the existings hosts file on about 150 PCs.


Is there a policy I can create to successfully write over or copy over the
existing hosts file? 


I have the following GPO:

 Computer Configuration\Windows Settings Scripts Startup.  ( The script is
located on the  domain controller)

  Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Scripts\Run Startup
scripts visible. 


Do I need to add each PC  in the domain to this GPO? 


Any suggestions are appreciated.


Terry Burton

Network Admin/System Engineer


Fort Myers, FL





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