[Samba] run a script with "administrator" credentials?

Jean-Jacques Moulis jj at isy.liu.se
Sat May 21 16:48:17 GMT 2005

On Fri, 20 May 2005 19:05:42 +0200 Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at mch.one.pl> wrote:

TC> Is it possible to run a custom script for a given machine when it boots up 
TC> (that is already joined to the domain), with administrator 
TC> credentials (for example, to install software)?

A machine script can be run at bootup.
It runs with Administrative privileges and
can be used to install software (we do!).

Use gpedit.msc on the client to define a the startup script
-->Local Computer policy -->Computer Configuration
-->Windows Settings --> Scripts (Startup Shutdown)

The script may reside on a samba share.

We are using an imaging system to deploy machines
and all new machines have the script defined.

You could perhaps copy the file
%SystemRoot%\system32\Group Policy\Machine\Scripts\scripts.ini
to already deployed machines but I don't know if
it's sufficient 

ex of a scripts.ini:


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