domain logon script does not run

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  1. Onetoomany

    Onetoomany Guest

    Win XP MCE (configured as part of a domain, using one of the registry hacks)
    2003 server

    When I log onto the MCE box, the logon script does not run. I can manually
    navigate to the folder "netlogon on *server*" and run logon.vbs, and my
    network drives are then mapped. However, this does not run automatically; I
    believe that I've configured the global profiles etc... on the server
    correctly. I think this is a client issue, not a server issue as the logon
    script runs on the server perfectly but not on the client.

    I've also tried cheating by putting a shortcut to the logon script in the
    startup folder, but it still does not run. However, I can run the logon
    script by later navigating to the Startup folder and clicking on logon.vbs

    I've posted this to the MCE group, but we hit a brick wall there. I've
    tried to remove myself from the domain, rename the user as .OLD, and rejoin
    the doman. No joy.

    Any ideas?

    R
     
    Onetoomany, Feb 6, 2008
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  2. Onetoomany <> wrote:
    > Win XP MCE (configured as part of a domain, using one of the registry
    > hacks) 2003 server
    >
    > When I log onto the MCE box, the logon script does not run. I can
    > manually navigate to the folder "netlogon on *server*" and run
    > logon.vbs, and my network drives are then mapped. However, this does
    > not run automatically; I believe that I've configured the global
    > profiles etc... on the server correctly. I think this is a client
    > issue, not a server issue as the logon script runs on the server
    > perfectly but not on the client.
    > I've also tried cheating by putting a shortcut to the logon script in
    > the startup folder, but it still does not run. However, I can run
    > the logon script by later navigating to the Startup folder and
    > clicking on logon.vbs
    > I've posted this to the MCE group, but we hit a brick wall there. I've
    > tried to remove myself from the domain, rename the user as .OLD,
    > and rejoin the doman. No joy.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > R


    As you're no doubt aware you're using an unsupported config (which isn't to
    say it can't work, mind you), you might mention what happens on WinXP Pro or
    2k or Vista Business machines when they log in.

    Also, mention more info about the login script (assigned via GPO?) and what
    your event log says on the client.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 7, 2008
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  3. Onetoomany

    Saral6978 Guest

    Maybe this is a dumb suggestion, you could try changing your script from
    a logon.vbs to a logon.bat file instead? All my login scripts are .bat files
    and run smoothly. I had one user (a developer) who at one time had his own
    script and it was a vbs and it always seemed to have a problem.

    Anyway, something to try as a test, maybe? Maybe it truly doesn't matter,
    but just a thought...

    Hello Lanwench [MVP - Exchange],

    > Onetoomany <> wrote:
    >
    >> Win XP MCE (configured as part of a domain, using one of the registry
    >> hacks) 2003 server
    >>
    >> When I log onto the MCE box, the logon script does not run. I can
    >> manually navigate to the folder "netlogon on *server*" and run
    >> logon.vbs, and my network drives are then mapped. However, this does
    >> not run automatically; I believe that I've configured the global
    >> profiles etc... on the server correctly. I think this is a client
    >> issue, not a server issue as the logon script runs on the server
    >> perfectly but not on the client.
    >> I've also tried cheating by putting a shortcut to the logon script in
    >> the startup folder, but it still does not run. However, I can run
    >> the logon script by later navigating to the Startup folder and
    >> clicking on logon.vbs
    >> I've posted this to the MCE group, but we hit a brick wall there.
    >> I've
    >> tried to remove myself from the domain, rename the user as .OLD,
    >> and rejoin the doman. No joy.
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> R
    >>

    > As you're no doubt aware you're using an unsupported config (which
    > isn't to say it can't work, mind you), you might mention what happens
    > on WinXP Pro or 2k or Vista Business machines when they log in.
    >
    > Also, mention more info about the login script (assigned via GPO?) and
    > what your event log says on the client.
    >
     
    Saral6978, Feb 7, 2008
    #3
  4. Onetoomany

    Onetoomany Guest

    I've tried the tips with the following results:
    XP Pro computer - script does not run
    Logon.bat - ditto
    In both cases, the script will run manually. (ie no success)

    This makes me think its something in the way I've configured the server:
    In gpedit.msc, under User Configuration / Scripts / Logon, I've entered:
    \\myserver\netlogon\logon.vbs
    The script sits in that folder, and Authenticed Users have read access.

    R


    "Saral6978" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Maybe this is a dumb suggestion, you could try changing your script from a
    > logon.vbs to a logon.bat file instead? All my login scripts are .bat
    > files and run smoothly. I had one user (a developer) who at one time had
    > his own script and it was a vbs and it always seemed to have a problem.
    > Anyway, something to try as a test, maybe? Maybe it truly doesn't matter,
    > but just a thought...
    >
    > Hello Lanwench [MVP - Exchange],
    >
    >> Onetoomany <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Win XP MCE (configured as part of a domain, using one of the registry
    >>> hacks) 2003 server
    >>>
    >>> When I log onto the MCE box, the logon script does not run. I can
    >>> manually navigate to the folder "netlogon on *server*" and run
    >>> logon.vbs, and my network drives are then mapped. However, this does
    >>> not run automatically; I believe that I've configured the global
    >>> profiles etc... on the server correctly. I think this is a client
    >>> issue, not a server issue as the logon script runs on the server
    >>> perfectly but not on the client.
    >>> I've also tried cheating by putting a shortcut to the logon script in
    >>> the startup folder, but it still does not run. However, I can run
    >>> the logon script by later navigating to the Startup folder and
    >>> clicking on logon.vbs
    >>> I've posted this to the MCE group, but we hit a brick wall there.
    >>> I've
    >>> tried to remove myself from the domain, rename the user as .OLD,
    >>> and rejoin the doman. No joy.
    >>> Any ideas?
    >>>
    >>> R
    >>>

    >> As you're no doubt aware you're using an unsupported config (which
    >> isn't to say it can't work, mind you), you might mention what happens
    >> on WinXP Pro or 2k or Vista Business machines when they log in.
    >>
    >> Also, mention more info about the login script (assigned via GPO?) and
    >> what your event log says on the client.
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Onetoomany, Feb 10, 2008
    #4
  5. Onetoomany <> wrote:
    > I've tried the tips with the following results:
    > XP Pro computer - script does not run
    > Logon.bat - ditto
    > In both cases, the script will run manually. (ie no success)
    >
    > This makes me think its something in the way I've configured the
    > server: In gpedit.msc, under User Configuration / Scripts / Logon,
    > I've entered: \\myserver\netlogon\logon.vbs
    > The script sits in that folder, and Authenticed Users have read
    > access.
    > R


    Ah. That's your problem. Don't point it at a shortcut to the netlogon share.
    Copy the vbscript to the default location for that GPO....or specify
    logon.vbs in each user's ADUC properties.

    >
    >
    > "Saral6978" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Maybe this is a dumb suggestion, you could try changing your script
    >> from a logon.vbs to a logon.bat file instead? All my login scripts
    >> are .bat files and run smoothly. I had one user (a developer) who
    >> at one time had his own script and it was a vbs and it always seemed
    >> to have a problem. Anyway, something to try as a test, maybe? Maybe
    >> it truly doesn't matter, but just a thought...
    >>
    >> Hello Lanwench [MVP - Exchange],
    >>
    >>> Onetoomany <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Win XP MCE (configured as part of a domain, using one of the
    >>>> registry hacks) 2003 server
    >>>>
    >>>> When I log onto the MCE box, the logon script does not run. I can
    >>>> manually navigate to the folder "netlogon on *server*" and run
    >>>> logon.vbs, and my network drives are then mapped. However, this
    >>>> does not run automatically; I believe that I've configured the
    >>>> global profiles etc... on the server correctly. I think this is a
    >>>> client issue, not a server issue as the logon script runs on the
    >>>> server perfectly but not on the client.
    >>>> I've also tried cheating by putting a shortcut to the logon script
    >>>> in the startup folder, but it still does not run. However, I can
    >>>> run the logon script by later navigating to the Startup folder and
    >>>> clicking on logon.vbs
    >>>> I've posted this to the MCE group, but we hit a brick wall there.
    >>>> I've
    >>>> tried to remove myself from the domain, rename the user as .OLD,
    >>>> and rejoin the doman. No joy.
    >>>> Any ideas?
    >>>>
    >>>> R
    >>>>
    >>> As you're no doubt aware you're using an unsupported config (which
    >>> isn't to say it can't work, mind you), you might mention what
    >>> happens on WinXP Pro or 2k or Vista Business machines when they log
    >>> in. Also, mention more info about the login script (assigned via GPO?)
    >>> and what your event log says on the client.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 11, 2008
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