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    Challenge

    Surely we can do better than this!!!

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    Re: Challenge

    heheh, i really can't seen to think of anything but giant caramac, how bizzare!

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    Re: Challenge

    Just had an idea....

    PIMP MY SERVER!!!

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    Re: Challenge

    suggestions here include a giant crunchie (quite easy to make honeycomb and cover in chocolate and a dime bar

    Reimp my server - mine has some blue glittery stars on it left over from Christmas, is that any good?

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    Re: Challenge

    How about 'pimp my logon script'

    Mine's already several hundred lines long and XML driven...

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    Re: Challenge

    blinking heck thast a big script! I only have about 4 lines in mine, 1 is time sync and the others are to map 3 drives/

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    Re: Challenge

    I think my logon script is about 2-300 lines, mostly defining if it's their first logon, to setup outlook etc, and also to add printers depending on who logs on, so if a member of english logon, they get the networked english department printer loaded (also removes others, so they don't go using other departments)

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    Re: Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    blinking heck thast a big script! I only have about 4 lines in mine, 1 is time sync and the others are to map 3 drives/
    It's a bit of an embarassment really. When I wrote it, I decided it should be able to do ANYTHING! All configuration is stored in an external XML file. It can map drives and printers, copy files/folders install MSIs, modify the registry, run executables etc. Each action can be assigned to a User, Group, Site, Location (OU) or Workstation. This means I can assign printers based on the location of the PC. Loads of the code therefore is for reading stuff in from the XML file and making sense of it.

    It's worked well and is in use in lots of sites, but I'm seriously thinking about starting over. I'm goint to learn PowerShell first though.

    Isn't timesync automatic anyway?

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    Re: Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    How about 'pimp my logon script'

    Mine's already several hundred lines long and XML driven...
    Wouldn't mind a look at that script if your willing

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    Re: Challenge

    yes how about added script to wiki would love to see it as well...

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    Re: Challenge

    I cannot remember if time sync is, its probably a GP thing, but I still stick it in the logon script, force of ye olde NT4 habit coming through.

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    Re: Challenge

    w32time in the group policy machine section.

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    Re: Challenge

    I just found it, I think I just found too many options and I didnt understand them so just left them alone (blushes) so I do it the old fashioned way

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