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There's no stock functionality in the product to do what you're looking for. I'm sure somebody could come up with a crazy hack that would give you 85% of what you wanted, but that last 15% to make it work would likely have to involve rather invasive modifications to Windows (or, at least, third-party software). Group Policy will let you run arbitrary code on ...


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You shouldn't be storing user data files on client computers. You should be using something like Folder Redirection, which can be configured via Group Policy, to store user data files on server computers (where they can have all kinds of fun redundancies applied to their storage). If your users need access to their files when disconnected from the network ...


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There are a few different ways to do it. Do you want to force everyone's home page, and disallow changes? Or do you just want to set a default home page that people can modify? If you want to force a home page: (Do what HopelessN00b said) Create a new GPO or edit the existing one. (I'm assuming you know how to do this already. Let me know if you ...


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From the Technet Magazine article titled: Use Network Mapping on Domains and Public Networks. At a command prompt, type gpedit.msc to open the Local Group Policy Editor.(The Local Group Policy Editor is available on computers running the Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition of Windows 7.These are also the only editions that can join a domain.) ...


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Try the following below. I've just tested it and works fine. Action: Create Name: BackOffice Target Type: File System Object Location: Desktop Target Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe Arguements: http://www.google.com Start In: (BLANK) Shortcut Key: None Run: Normal Window Comment: N/A Icon file path: Icon Index: I have just ...


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One one of the computers where the printers are not installed, run the following: gpresult /h gpresult.html From the user's logon context. This will show the user's group memberships, and the GPO's applied/denied. This will help you narrow down if it is an issue with group membership not being picked up, or if the GPO's aren't being processed, or ...


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At our organization, because of how little it's called (even with a thousand users!), we put it on our web server, and point it there specifically, using the IP address. The reason we do this is because if the server is unavailable, it won't stop them from connecting anyways (i.e. if they take their portable computer home). Putting it on a file share is ...


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If you're trying to get the computer to boot, logon, and start a browser your best bet is a combination of the AutoAdminLogon functionality and your already-working logon script. Plug: I wrote an Administrative Template for Group Policy for AutoAdminLogon. This makes applying this setting to machines via Group Policy very handy, albeit it's not a "real" ...


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Everything that I'm finding indicates that Local Group Policy will be preserved, however anything that you're doing in Local Group Policy that might reference an account SID (other than BUILTIN SIDs) is going to be problematic because the machine's SID (and, consequently, any user SIDs) will change after Sysprep completes. (Presumably these machines aren't ...


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That is heck of an old article. I think you are better off trying this with Group Policy Extensions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731562.aspx Computer Configuration or User Configuration └ Preferences └ Control Panel Settings └ Printers


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Is there a better a better way to do what we're trying to accomplish? Using security group filtering to exempt computers from various computer policies makes sense and I think you're going about it the right way. I'm not sure that I'm 100% clear on what you're actually trying to accomplish when it comes to the Folder Redirection settings. What's the ...


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In addition to using a Group Policy Preference, as suggested in Santi's answer, there's an option to do this via the GPO Administrative Templates as well, provided your clients are using at least IE5. Using the Administrative Templates for IE, you need to navigate to : User Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> Windows Components --> ...


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It's my suspicion that either Something in this plugin is angering Outlook, or, more likely Something is causing this installation to roll back. (Antivirus? Something else that polices Outlook configuration?) I'm assuming, since it's an Outlook plugin, that it has to run as the user. I would experiment with a login script that checks for the ...


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Have you tried running it as a scheduled task with a trigger of "user logon"? This might eliminate the need for a function like that. SCHTASKS /Create [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]] [/RU username [/RP password]] /SC schedule [/MO modifier] [/D day] [/M months] [/I idletime] /TN taskname /TR taskrun [/ST starttime] [/RI interval] [ ...


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If you look at how MDT (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn475741.aspx) does this, it places as shortcut in the user's "startup" folder. That way you're pretty much guaranteed that the script won't run until the user has logged on and the desktop is presented. If you dig a bit in the MDT scripts folder you'll find ready-made scripts for creating ...


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I can't seem to find a clear, concise Microsoft reference for this, so please excuse the third-party reference. In Windows 2000, the %HOMESHARE% environment variable is the fully qualified path to your server based profile, \\ServerName\ShareName\Folder1\Folder2\HomeFolder. %HOMEPATH% contains a final backslash, for compatibility with previous systems. ...



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