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  • Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

    Hiya,
    Was not sure whether to post it in the GPO or here, but as it is a script request, I'll post here.

    Google is not my friend.

    I'm trying to apply Group policy settings via a script, preferably VBScript so that it can be added via the logon script process to do all PC's.

    During my research I found that there are similar Registry keys for similar options (but not all!). Thinking that GP reads from the reg, I later saw that no matter what changes I made in both Reg or GP, they just didn't relate to each other.

    Can anybody suggest what I can do here?

    Cheers,

    Andy

  • #2
    Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

    why do you want to script a gpo?
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

      Because particular settings need to be applied via a logon script for all machines.

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      • #4
        Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

        can you explain it in more detail?
        you create a GPO, and all computers/users will get it.
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

          The building to which this will be applied on does not run on a Windows Server.
          They use Novell, which is why a GPO needs to be applied on each PC via logon script.

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          • #6
            Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

            Would this not be eaier to use Novell to clamp down the system??


            I'm no Novell guru but doesn't Zenworks work in the same way??

            http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/

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            • #7
              Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

              What settings do you want to apply ?
              If those are settings from the GPO's Security node, then you can use secedit.exe and point it to the INF file containing the settings, otherwise you'll need to script the settings out of the scope of the GPO.
              Guy Teverovsky
              "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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              • #8
                Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

                Hiya,
                Sorry for the delayed reply...

                I've managed to solve it without hard coded scripting.

                The local GPO settings are stored in:
                C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.p ol

                All I've done is create a small script to overwrite this file with a preset one on the server!

                Works a treat!

                Regards,

                Andy

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                • #9
                  Re: Group Policy - Apply settings via VBS or other?

                  thanks for posting back!!!!
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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