[Samba] Netlogon scripts

Simon Hobson shobson-lists at colony.com
Fri Jan 21 13:01:04 GMT 2005

Arno Seidel wrote:

>maybe i missed a hint on google, but i didn´t find
>a answer to following question:
>is it possible to cascade the logon scripts...?
>for example:
>there is a standard script for all client-pc´s called: netlogon.bat
>and in addition there is for some client-pc´s a
>additional script called by the %m switch in smb.conf

No, but you can 'roll your own' ...

There are several techniques you can use :

1) Use pre-exec to run a server based script and 
generate a per-user (or per machine) logon script 
at each logon. You then have access to everything 
the host (Linux/Unix) system knows about the 

2) Use the basic batch file commands to test for 
various things and call other batch files as 
required - search the archives for ifmember.exe 
which is useful for this. You then have every 
machine/user use a common logon.bat and take 
runtime decisions on what to do.

3) Use a client side scripting environment such 
as Kixtart and write much more complex scripts.


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