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Anonymous
September 14, 2004 5:05:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

My scenario:

I need to run a program or a script that will implement the startup
and shutdown scripts functionality found in group policy (acutally, I
just need to have scripts that will run on system startup and shutdown
and I assume this is the best way to do that; correct me if there is
an easier way, please). There is no Active Directory, so this is
local group policy and it needs to be hands off--in other words,
bringing up gpedit.msc and pointing and clicking around is not
feasible.

Things I have tried:

I have experiemented with getting one system the way I want and then
copying over various files in the %windows%\system32\grouppolicy
directory tree to another system. I have not had much luck doing
this. By moving over or overwriting the scripts.ini file I was able
to "see" the script that I wanted to run, but they did not actually
run at startup or shutdown. (I did have the script in place). I have
tried moving a registry.pol file over, but I do not really know what
is in that file, whether it has my changes or how it is "loaded" on
the new system.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Scott Felt

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Anonymous
September 15, 2004 2:35:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Scott-
You're on the right track. You definitely need to copy the script to
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\Startup (or refer to it
elsewhere) and then you need scripts.ini in the Scripts folder. But you also
need to ensure that the GPT.INI file in the c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy
folder has a version number that is greater than 0. Take a look at that file
and, if its zero, increment it by 1.

--
Darren Mar-Elia
MS-MVP-Windows Management
http://www.gpoguy.com



"Scott Felt" <sfelt1848@msn.com> wrote in message
news:4e8d5840.0409141205.7b9ca366@posting.google.com...
> My scenario:
>
> I need to run a program or a script that will implement the startup
> and shutdown scripts functionality found in group policy (acutally, I
> just need to have scripts that will run on system startup and shutdown
> and I assume this is the best way to do that; correct me if there is
> an easier way, please). There is no Active Directory, so this is
> local group policy and it needs to be hands off--in other words,
> bringing up gpedit.msc and pointing and clicking around is not
> feasible.
>
> Things I have tried:
>
> I have experiemented with getting one system the way I want and then
> copying over various files in the %windows%\system32\grouppolicy
> directory tree to another system. I have not had much luck doing
> this. By moving over or overwriting the scripts.ini file I was able
> to "see" the script that I wanted to run, but they did not actually
> run at startup or shutdown. (I did have the script in place). I have
> tried moving a registry.pol file over, but I do not really know what
> is in that file, whether it has my changes or how it is "loaded" on
> the new system.
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
>
> Scott Felt
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 5:17:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

On 14 Sep 2004 13:05:56 -0700, sfelt1848@msn.com (Scott Felt) wrote:

>My scenario:
>
>I need to run a program or a script that will implement the startup
>and shutdown scripts functionality found in group policy (acutally, I
>just need to have scripts that will run on system startup and shutdown
>and I assume this is the best way to do that; correct me if there is
>an easier way, please). There is no Active Directory, so this is
>local group policy and it needs to be hands off--in other words,
>bringing up gpedit.msc and pointing and clicking around is not
>feasible.
>
>Things I have tried:
>
>I have experiemented with getting one system the way I want and then
>copying over various files in the %windows%\system32\grouppolicy
>directory tree to another system. I have not had much luck doing
>this. By moving over or overwriting the scripts.ini file I was able
>to "see" the script that I wanted to run, but they did not actually
>run at startup or shutdown. (I did have the script in place). I have
>tried moving a registry.pol file over, but I do not really know what
>is in that file, whether it has my changes or how it is "loaded" on
>the new system.
>
>Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
>
>Scott Felt


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