I created a GPO startup script to execute for computers in a specific AD container. The script takes a file from the AD netlogon share and places it on a directory on the computer. Given the right permissions (ie: myself) can execute the script just fine and the file copies. But it doesn't work on startup - the file does not copy over from the AD server.
The startup script should run as localsystem (am I right?). So the question is why do the files not copy on startup? Could it be because of:
- Is it permissions of the local system user?
- Reading the registry is problematic on startup?
- Obtaining files from the AD netlogon folder is problematic on startup?
- Am I missing it completely?
My test machine does have the registry key and local directories as described in the script. I myself have standard user permissions on the test machine. AD server is Windows 2008, test client is Windows XP SP3 (and soon to be Windows 7, which I assume permissions issues will be inevitable)
Dim wShell, fso, oraHome, tnsHome, key, srcDir
Set wShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
key = "HKLM\Software\Oracle\Oracle_Home"
On Error Resume Next
orahome = wShell.RegRead(key)
If err.Number = 0 Then
tnsHome = oraHome + "\" + "network\admin\"
srcDir = wShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%logonserver%") + "\netlogon\UpdatedFiles\"
fso.CopyFile srcDir + "file1.ext", tnsHome, true
Side note: To ensure that the script is properly deployed, I purposely put some errors in the script, and on the next startup the error message appeared. So I know the GPO is deployed properly.