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Assign User Logon Scripts

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To assign user logon scripts

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

  2. In the console tree, click Scripts (Logon/Logoff) . The path is User Configuration\Windows Settings\Scripts (Logon/Logoff) .

  3. In the results pane, double-click Logon .

  4. In the Logon Properties dialog box, click Add .

  5. In the Add a Script dialog box, do the following:

    • In Script Name , type the path to the script, or click Browse to search for the script file in the Netlogon shared folder on the domain controller.

    • In Script Parameters , type any parameters that you want, the same way as you would type them on the command line. For example, if your script includes parameters called //logo (display banner) and //I (interactive mode), type //logo //I .

  6. In the Logon Properties dialog box, specify the options that you want:

    • Logon Scripts for <Group Policy object> : Lists all the scripts that currently are assigned to the selected Group Policy object (GPO). If you assign multiple scripts, the scripts are processed in the order that you specify. To move a script up in the list, click it and then click Up . To move a script down in the list, click it and then click Down .

    • Add : Opens the Add a Script dialog box, where you can specify any additional scripts to use.

    • Edit : Opens the Edit Script dialog box, where you can modify script information, such as name and parameters.

    • Remove : Removes the selected script from the Logon Scripts list.

    • Show Files : Displays the script files that are stored in the selected GPO.

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.

  • Setting logon scripts to run synchronously may cause the logon process to run slowly.

  • Logon scripts are run as User, not Administrator, and their rights are limited accordingly.

  • Local Group Policy Editor and the Resultant Set of Policy snap-in are available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. For more information, see

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