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Need to have a logon script run for users only when they login to a server os

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  • I have a GPO for servers and have added a user login policy to run a VBS script when a user logs on. It's located here:

    User Configuration>Policies>Windows Setting>Scripts>Logon

    I've forced GPUpdate but this will not run. So I'm thinking it's because I only have this linked to a OU with the servers and not the users. Thinking I need to link this to users but if I do then it would run on every system they logon to.

    Advice would be great, thanks in advance!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:29 PM

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  • Hi cebrooks,

    Thanks for your post.

    As Zxxzxx said, Logon scripts only run at user logon.It must be linked to users.

    In a GPO settings, in the computer configuration section apply to computers, settings in the user configuration section apply to users.  If you created a GPO with a login script (settings in the user section) and applied it to an OU with computer objects, it will not apply to users.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd630947.aspx

    And you may also try to use loopback processing. Set the user settings on a GPO assigned to a computer and it will replace the user's GPO with the one that is assigned to the computer

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/231287

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong


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    Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:15 AM
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