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    I'm trying to launch IE when the user logs on but having no success.
    I have configured the "User Configuration\admin templates\system\logon\Run these programs at user logon" group policy. Here is the command:
    %programfiles%\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

    Am i missing something out?
    Also can i force IE to start with a specific web page without having to chnage the default homepage GPO?

    Thanks for your assistance.

  • #2
    Re: Cannot "Run these programs at user logon"

    On one of the clients, go to the registrykey;
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects
    and Search for the subkey: Run.
    What are the entries in the Run subkey you found that is containing your settings. And what are the exact values?

    You can execute about everything with that policy that also can be executed via the addressbar of 'Windows explorer' using the same syntax.
    - you should be able to execute: %programfiles%\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
    - or open:
    - but you cannot run: "%programfiles%\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"


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    • #3
      Re: Cannot "Run these programs at user logon"

      you may also find it handy to have a look at the command line switches for IE 7.
      I don't know anything about (you or your) computers.
      Research/test for yourself when listening to free advice.


      • #4
        Re: Cannot "Run these programs at user logon"

        I eventually concluded scripts were the best way to go.
        If anyone wants to run IE7 with mutiple homepages from startup here you go:

        GPO Location:
        User config/windows settings/scripts/logon
        The code:
        // JavaScript Document
        var navOpenInBackgroundTab = 0x1000;
        var oIE = new ActiveXObject("InternetExplorer.Application");
        oIE.Navigate2("", navOpenInBackgroundTab);
        oIE.Visible = true;

        You can add several homepages(unsure of the max) I only have the example with two.