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How do I apply login scripts using a .bat file to map user networks drives in a Win2k environment?

I would like to apply login scripts using a .bat file to map user network drives in a complete Win2000 enviroment. I have created the .bat file but am unsure how to apply the script to the client. Putting it in the default WinNT directory didn't work.

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You can distribute the batch file as a logon script if you have an Active Directory domain.

- Open AD Users & Computers, right-click the Domain object, and select Properties from the flyout menu.
- Select the Group Policy tab.
- Highlight the Default Domain policy and click Edit to open the Group Policy Editor. (You can also create another policy. In a larger organization with several OUs, it is preferable to have separate policies.)
- Expand the tree to User Configuration | Windows Settings | Scripts (Logon/Logoff).
- Double-click the Logon icon in the right pane.
- Click Add then Browse. Place your batch file in the location displayed in the Browse window, then select the script as a logon script. Save your changes.
- Log on at a W2K desktop and verify that you get the script.

This was first published in October 2001

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