[windows2000] Re: Poll

  • From: "Ruud Bransen" <R.Bransen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 15:14:02 +0200

No. We usually place it in Netlogon or another folder which we include
in the path variable of the client (usually terminal / citrix servers)



From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Beckett
Sent: woensdag 1 september 2004 14:52
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Poll


Quick question on kixtart...does it have to be installed on each client?

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Sullivan, Glenn [mailto:GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
        Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:22 AM
        To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [windows2000] Re: Poll

        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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