Where do I find the default login script path in SBS? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Good Day everyone,

    I have a pretty general question. My company just bought a new server 2008. I am trying to migrate all of the services over to the new server from the SBS but I ran into a hitch. Default login scripts

    Currently SYSVOL sits on my SBS and my server 2008 and replication seems to be working. But when I assign my users login scripts I cannot force them to use the scripts in my SYSVOL share on the server 2008. I have been searching for hours to no avail.

    Thanks for reading


    Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:39 PM

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    1. Location of script: The default SBS login script is located at c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol\sbs1\scripts and the script file is SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat.

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:40 PM
  • Opps, my bad on the delete. I thought it was what I needed but to no avail. 

    On my SBS I have the scripts already in place for my users to run and they are working correctly. What my problem pertains to is the fact that I need to have the scripts run from my server 2008 and not my SBS. In AD when I set a users default login script it automatically runs this folder: c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol\sbs1\scripts on the SBS. I would like them to run from this same folder on the server 2008 using the same path because I will be getting rid of the SBS soon. 

    Is this because the SBS is the DC and not GC, so when I promote my server 2008 to DC the scripts will automatically use the server 2008 for logon scripts? Do I have to set the default folder in AD? I simply have no idea.


    Thanks for the help!


    Friday, January 21, 2011 4:27 PM
  • The login scripts should replicate from the SBS box to the Server 2008 box, if you browse both the server you should see a share caled NETLOGON (so sbs would be \\sbs\netlogon and 2008 would be \\server08\netlogon) and they should be exactly the same. With that being said AD always looks for the NETLOGON folder of a DC and you can't change that. Group Policy has the ability to run login scripts but thats in a different location and that's also replicated. Basically as long as everything is done right you shouldn't have any issues putting the script on any server and configuring them from either server ADUaC
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:35 AM
  • Additionally, if your replication is working well, you should be able to go to \\domain.local\netlogon from any workstation and see the login scripts.

    If you are doing to remove the SBS in the future, you will need to make sure that the Server 2008 is a GC, and just before you remove the SBS, make sure you seize the FSMO roles.


    Regards, Boon Tee - PowerBiz Solutions, Australia - http://blog.powerbiz.net.au
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:10 AM