Jack- Unfortunately scripts themselves only run during foreground events (i.e. machine startup or user logon). During a background refresh, all that happens is that if you add a new script to a GPO, the reference to that script is stored in the registry for the next foreground event. If you want to be able to run something in the background, your best bet is something like Task Scheduler. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kopenski, Jack Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 12:35 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] When Can Script Processing Occur? I see the references to Startup/Shutdown and Logon/Logoff scripts, but is that the only time a script can kick off? Or does it periodically refresh if new or changed? We are trying to push out the DST patch to our 2k servers and had hoped that a startup script GPO could do this. It works fine if the machine re-booted but I was hoping that if the machine is always left running that the background refresh interval would kick in and the machine would see a new GPO it had not executed, and bingo, the script would run. So far this has not happened. It does not seem to run the script without the re-boot. Are scripts not part of the refresh processing? Jack The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee only. It contains information that may be confidential. Unless you are the named addressee or an authorized designee, you may not copy or use it, or disclose it to anyone else. If you received it in error please notify us immediately and then destroy it.