[windows2000] Re: Poll

  • From: Jeff Malczewski <jeff.malczewski@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:39:23 -0400

I use VBS exclusively here..  You can control anything Microsoft with
VBS, plus a couple small utilities (TSCMD, XCACLS, SUBINACL, PSKILL,

----- Original Message -----
From: Sullivan, Glenn <gsullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:21:55 -0400
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Poll
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

My logon script is a VBS file, with a mix of some of the others.
Let me explain:
There is an identical copy of the VBS file both in the netlogon shares
of the DC's (for down-level clients) and in a GUID directory for the
"logon script" GPO.
Anyone Win2K or higher runs the script from the GPO.  There is 90% of
the workstations.
But, I had to deal with the other 10%.
So, I created a .BAT file (since that is the only one that I can
guarantee will run on any system from Win95 up) executes a Kixtart
script.  This script:
1. Checks to see if the OS is Win2K or above... if so, exit, since the
script will run from the GPO.
2. Assuming we are on a down-level client, it checks to see if the
Windows Script Host 5.6 is installed.  If not, it installs it.
3. The it checks to see if the Directory Services client is installed.
 If not, install it.
4. If either 2 or 3 were installed, reboot.
5. If neither 2 or 3 were installed, call the .VBS login script.
This batch file is assigned to everyone in ADU&C in the "Login script" variable.
Now, no matter which machine they log onto, the same script is run. 
And once my last Win9X/NT4 machine goes away, I just remove the "Login
script" setting from the user properties, and the GPO script takes
over as normal.
All of this was to take advantage of GPO Login scripts.  That and I
had a user who was creatively using CMD.exe on my terminal services to
do things that I didn't want him to, but when I restricted the
permissions on CMD.exe, the original, .BAT only login script did not
work anymore.

Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
David Clark Company Inc. 

From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Beckett
Posted At: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 10:16 AM
Posted To: Windows 2000
Conversation: [windows2000] Poll
Subject: [windows2000] Poll

If I may bother the list for a quick poll. What do you use for
scripting (logon, etc)...
Shell Scripting
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