In this article, we will see how to set up a script that runs at startup of the post using Group Policy (GPO).
The advantage of using this type of script is that it is executed with the Administrators rights, which makes it possible to launch software installations on the workstation without any elevation of rights.
The other interest, in my opinion, is to target the actions at the non-user computer level, if we take the example of the printer mapping, a person from the accounting department connects temporarily to a station of the communication service, the two services being in two different buildings, it makes more sense to map printers based on the station than the user. It is the same with software installations, if the accounting posts have specific applications that are installed by scripts at logon, the application will be installed on the station of the communication.
Prepare the script to set up and copy it to the domain controller (Desktop / Documents).
Script of the tutorial written in the Windows event log that validates its execution.
On Error Resume Next
Set WshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.shell")
WshShell.LogEvent 4, "--- RDR-IT : Script ouverture de poste ---"
Implementation of the GPO
Validate the operation of the strategy
Manipulation to do on a post where the strategy is applied.
If the station is already on, it must be restarted, because the script is run once at startup. The gpupdate command will not launch the script.
The script used for this article, written in the Application Log of the Event Viewer, verify that the event is logged.
The startup script allows actions to be performed directly on the computer even before a user session has been opened.
If the script uses network shares, verify that domain computers have access.