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Old 12-11-2003, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Login script help.

I don't know if this is possible or not, but here it goes.

Is there a Login script I can write so that when a user logs in, it will bring up Internet Explorer with a specific website for the home page.

If I can not do this, could someone recommend an easy way to roll out our company intranet.

I need to be able to make the default homepage in Internet Explorer to be our intranet site. But I don't want to go to each PC and login as the user and set their default home page in Internet Explorer.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it'd be helpful if you told us which OS you were using.

you want to track down the registry key that IE uses for the home page setting, then make it a reg file with it in it, then add in the login script
Code:
regedit -s "full pathname of the registry script"
its best to put the reg file on a machine thats always on and has
read access, then you an alter the reg file for everyone at once.

so you'd add to the login script

Code:
regedit -s "\\ourserver\scripts\homepage.reg"

then the reg file would have something like

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.tfproject.org"
This is for XP, and for IE6 since i don't know your OS , i'm using mine as an example, also i don't know if you know how to write a login script at all, its under the profile settings of the users properties, i'd also point that to the same path, or at least one with the same rules and make sure its accessable to all users.

Of course i hope i don't have to remind you that login scripts are open to some serious abuse, so you'd want to make sure that they are not editable, or otherwise compromisable, otherwise you might get some pee'd off users
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Old 12-12-2003, 08:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're using a Windows domain login script (just a DOS batch file), you can insert standard commands like this:

Code:
iexplore http://www.microsoft.com
If it's Win2000 or XP you might be able to just to it with the URL alone:

Code:
http://www.microsoft.com
Or this:

More details on your setup would help.
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Old 12-12-2003, 08:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Aside from what rubicon said, you could also use group polocies to specify the home page and cause IE to run at log in.
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses.

I had to go to a funeral, so I'm really sorry for the delay in my thanks.

As for OS's they are all windows 2000, and a few XP's. I am using a Windows domain login script. I will try the batch file and see if that works.

Thanks again.
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well...

Amge,

hrdwareguy has a point, you could just set it in a group policy.

I've worked with KiXtart for a while now. It's a pretty powerful tool for scripting. But if you've already got a domain running active directory, just do it from group policy.

I subscribe to K.I.S.S. So if it's easily done in a group policy object (GPO), that's what we use. If it's easier to do from the logon script via KiX, we'll update the KiXtart logon script....

HTH
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Here's another vote for group policy. The more familiar you get with the MMC, the easier your life will become.
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Your job will be easier since your clients are 2000 and XP. Group Policy is very powerful for 2000/XP but useless for 9x.
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Old 12-19-2003, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally posted by rubicon
Your job will be easier since your clients are 2000 and XP. Group Policy is very powerful for 2000/XP but useless for 9x.
True, butfor 9x clients you can use poledit and have the same effect.
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