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Windows 2003

By javaid7 ·
I am using Windows NT4 with users login scripts to map network drives and automate some of the processes.

Now I have installed windows 2003 (not upgrade - clean install) and could not find the ways to use login script / goup policies to manp network drives. Can someone advise me how to setup:
1 - Users mapping
2 - Implement group policies
3 - Restrict users from changing IE settings
4 - Controling users environment remotly.

This is totally new environment with Windows 2003 server and windows XP wks.

Thank you,

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by EdLockett In reply to Windows 2003

If you want to set per-user scripts this is still done in the properties for the user account in active directory.
If you want to set a script in group policy, you have options to define startup and shutdown scrips under computer configuration, or logon/logoff scripts under user configuration. If you are wanting to map drives for all users you will probably want to put this in the login script in group policy. If the mappings are different for different groups of users then assign the relvant script on a per-user basis through their account properties.

Hope this helps :-)

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by BFilmFan In reply to Windows 2003

In addition to Ed's usual excellent comment, you may want to hotlink this link for Windows 2003 GPO info:

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by razz2 In reply to Windows 2003

Ed really nailed it but just some extra stuff:

If you wanted mappings based on group membership then there
is a resource kit utility called "ifmember". The URL is long so you
may need to copy and paste:

Other than that I prefer do as much as possible with Group
Policy. It will allow everything you ask in one way or another.


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