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Can I force a user to log off automatically through a logon script?

Q: Can I force a user to log off automatically through a logon script?

Hi there

I've trying to invoke a fix on the fly and have got a mixed windows workstation environment on my network. For particular reasons, I don't want my windows XP users to use a Windows 7 machine and equally I don't want a Windows 7 user to use a Windows XP machine. Silly I know but there you go.

I've set up a couple of WMI filters that determine the machine type and have used the following script to ensure that each user type is logged off and the PC restarted.

Option Explicit
Dim objShell
MsgBox"The detected logon method is not supported " & chr(13) & chr(13) & "Please revert to using your own computer." & chr(13) & chr(13) & "This computer will now restart" & chr(13) & chr(13),0,"Invalid Logon Detected."
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Run "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -r -f -t 0"

For the Windows XP users on Windows 7 machines it works fine, however when a Windows 7 user logs into a Windows XP machine, it displays the message but won't do the restart bit on the Windows 7 machines.

Do I need to create some elevated permissions for my windows 7 machines.

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A: Can I force a user to log off automatically through a logon script?

Try to run interactively.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -r -f -t 0

works on winxp?
Why did you create those user accounts? You don't let them logon! You don't simply log them off but even shutdown.

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Does anyone know how to force Windows 10 to perform its user preparation steps after a user already has a profile. I'm attempting to migrate a profile from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but the Start menu isn't working. I suspect this is because the OS never performs its preparations. Any ideas?

A:Force User Preparation on User Logon

Hi Chekmayte, welcome to Ten Forums. The start menu not working is a known bug that sometimes occurs. You could try using the system file checker command (SFC) to check system file integrity. This is from the tutorial forum. SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums . See if that gets your start menu working.

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I have a windows 7 that sometimes logon the user automatically. I checked the registry and also the settings that require the user to: Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box (is checked). the computer is win 7 pro 64 and the user is in the admin group.

is this a spyware or security problem?

Thank you

A:Windows 7 sometimes logon the user automatically - Spyware

Hello FM, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the user have a password created for it?

Password Hint - Create, Change, and Use

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We are having issues when users working offsite via VPN the browser proxy settings is on "use automatic configuration script" connecting to cloud proxy. If user connects to office corporate network the browser should switch to "automatic detect
settings" on DHCP IP and proxy address. In our case auto switch does not work. The user has to manually switch from "use automatic configuration script" to "automatic detect settings"


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My method for automatically changing the Windows 7 logon/logoff wallpaper with every logon.

Step 1: Use one of the many guides on the web to enable custom/oem logon wallpaper, such as Brink's: Log On Screen - Change

Step 2: Copy whatever JPEG images you want to use for logon/logoff wallpaper in to C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds
You do not need to rename them -- just so long as their file extension is JPG or JPEG they'll be fine.

Step 3: Copy the following into C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\rand.vbs

'Random logon/logoff wallpaper generator
'Author: [email protected]

Option Explicit
Dim objFSO, objFolder, objFile, colFiles
Dim min, max, result, aWallpaper(100)

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(".\")
min = 1
max = 0

Set colFiles = objFolder.Files
For Each objFile in colFiles
If ((LCase(Right(CStr(objFile.Name), 3)) = "jpg") Or (LCase(Right(CStr(objFile.Name), 4)) = "jpeg")) Then
If NOT (CStr(objFile.Name) = "backgroundDefault.jpg") Then
max = max + 1
aWallpaper(max) = CStr(objFile.Name)
End If
End If

result = Int((max-min+1)*Rnd+min)

objFSO.CopyFile ".\" & aWallpaper(result), ".\" & "backgroundDefault.jpg", True
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A:Logon Wallpaper - automatically change w/ every logon

You may want to link to this in your thread: Task Scheduler - Create New Task

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I have two computers, my desktop which I am on right now and a HP laptop with Windows 7 Home Professional.
I have two accounts set up on it.  One in my name (and I am Admin), and one in my son's name with just basic user priviledges.  Yesterday I had been signed on the laptop under my profile and switched users to his account.  Last night when
we logged off, I logged him off first. Then attempted to log me off when the message came up "another user is connected".  Today when I tried to log in as myself I received "The User Profile Service service failed the Logon.  User
profile cannot be loaded.
I can't get in to restore because my Admin password / my login failed.  I tried coming up in safe mode but still can't get past the admin password.  How do I fix this.  The way it stands now, I can't do anything other than surf.  Can't
add programs, can't uninstall, etc.

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200+ Windows 7 Pro machines, similar configuration, 1/4 of them x86, 3/4 x64.
Encountered 6 such machines having this problem: After a restart, user logon stuck at a black screen. In Windows event application log there is an event 'The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application'. This application is an in-house developed
application and is called at winlogon\userinit registry key.
A restart into Safe Mode, first logon will experience an auto-restart, then second logon ok. Subsequent logon into normal Windows is ok.

Setting the group policy setting to User Account Control: Behaviour in Admin Approval Mode to 'Elevated without prompt' doesn't solve the problem.

All machines are in workgroup.
There seems to be a relationship between security hardening (through local security policy) and this behaviour but not conclusive because some of the machines encountering the problem had not been hardened.
When I booted a machine under MS DART and change the userinit registry key to call userinit.exe instead of the in-house application, subsequent user can logon correctly under normal mode. Then changing it back to call the in-house application will again
logon into black screen.
Based on these observations, can anyone share what Windows does during Safe Mode to recovery such problem? under what circumstances does it auto-restart after a logon? Can local GPO enforcement corrupt the default user profile?

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My users are kind of getting used to the new login screen. I have set the Default Domain Name in the regisytry and/or GPO. However, that default domain name seems to only work on the FIRST ATTEMPT. Should a user make a typo and login fails, the machine reverts over to Login to: localmachine name, which of course the user doesnt notice and login to network fails again resulting in calls.

Yes, I realize peopel need to be educated. But some can tbe educated Regardless of you opinions on end user understanding of the new process, is there a away to force it to always assume domain login?

A:Force only domain logon?

According to LockerGnome... but it seems to me that you would want to set the default domain name instead of the "="

You have to put a GPO ( logoff ) that exec this .reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

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We are tring to setup a novell 5.1 server with ZEN Works at my school and we are running into one major problem. We want to force people to logon to the novell network so all policies take hold on their computers. Cause if the are allowed to cancel the logon then none of the policies will take place and that would defeat the purpose. Is there a way to auto logon or remove the cancle option at the logon screen? Thank you very much for the help.

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I have a computer which will not allow me to map a drive to another computer within our network.  Both devices are Windows 7.  In my small network, I have three WIN7 devices and one WIN10 device.   One WIN7 and the WIN10 machines are
both mapped to the HOST WIN7 device successfully.  I am able to PING the "errored WIN7" computer from the host computer; I am able to see the computer and shares on the error'd from the HOST machine but when I try to map from the error'd machine
to HOST I get the <g class="gr_ gr_5319 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" data-gr-id="5319" id="5319">Logon</g> Failure error (above).  I have completed the following:
-Reset Advanced Sharing Settings (ensured File and Printer Sharing are turned ON and Password Protected Sharing is turned OFF)
-Group Policy Management ( allow log on locally and ensured the ADMIN account (and everyone) is in the Group settings
-Group Policy Management (removed the Deny log on locally) assignment
-HOST machine (Everyone is allowed under User Rights)
-Network Sharing (enabled network discover, use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers)
-Network access (Allow anonymous SID/name translation)
-Network access (Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users)
-Network access (Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares)
-Network access (Do not... Read more

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I've tried every fix that I can find on the internet to get around this issue. I've identified the problem to be the local policy on the 2003 server that allows incoming access erases the accounts I add after a few minutes, therefore I can no longer access the server from another computer in the workgroup. I can always access any computer from the server. I need help....please. TY

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Hello all,

This is my first ever post, usually with a bit of searching I can find the answers to most computer related issues I have, but no matter how hard I look I cannot find the answer I need to solve this rather annoying problem.

So here is the low down, I have my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate. I also have a cheap old Asus netbook running Windows XP home edition SP3 (not much on it so it runs ok).

I am trying to share files between them so my Mrs can access the music on my PC.
So far I have been able to access the shared files folder from my netbook on my PC. I can also detect the PC under the Workgroup tab of 'My Network Places' on the netbook.

However whenever I double click on the 'Richyv-pc' icon in the Workgroup folder is comes up with an error message that states:

"\\Richyv-pc is not accessible. You might not have perrmission to use this network resource. Contract the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

I have granted full share access to all the wanted files from my PC with access to 'Everyone' with read/write control.

I have tried many different things from many different forums but none have fixed this problem. Im sure Im missing something obvious but I just cant see it. My PC is part of a homegroup because of my work laptop that I bring home from time to time but I dont think this is caus... Read more

A:Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this compute

Hi and welcome to TSF see the steps here and check that you have followed them Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek

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Hi, I have this on login attempt

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
It then logs off and directs me back to same screen.

As I stupidly only have one account I have no access to play with any windows options!!!

Please he lp
Just turned on other PC on home network and was able to access the shared folders on problem pc.

Is there any way to correct without a clean install?

Thank You

SOLVED....... Big apologies to all staff at TSG.. I didn't search enough posts.

But I found this and followed exactly. Don't know if it was for Vista, but workedlike a charm on Win 7 x64 Ultimate.


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I accidently screwed up the administrator account and once, i tried to install a software and it came "You need a administrator password to proceed"so i typed it then it came the error"this user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer i tried a lot but its still not working and i cant install anythin..so please help me

A:Logon failure:this user has not been granted the requested logon type at this compute

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Windows 2003 server local policy keeps loosing the users that I set so that it can be browsed accross the workgroup. I can browse the server from the other pcs in the workgroup only for a few minutes until the policy looses the users all by itself. I cannot find anything that can explain what's going on. BTW - I can browse the other computers from the server with no problem. The local policy on the other computers don't change themselves. TY

A:logon failure: the user has -been granted the requested logon type at this computer

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.

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Please help! I am trying to logon to my computer and am getting The User Profile Service failed the logon message for both my Lucy and Lucy Administrator profiles. I have looked on here to find a solution and have tried to do a system restore but it tells me that there are no settings to restore to ?? Most other messages just dont make sense as Im not great at dealing with computers when they go wrong! I would be really grateful if anyone knows how I can sort this out. The only thing I can do is log into Safe Mode and I have no idea where to go from here!

A:Vista logon issue - The User Profile Service failed the logon ???

Hi Lucy

The following tutorial will give you instructions on how to fix this - The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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Hie guys, Iwas looking on some postas with regard to this topic and tried to implement the suggestions.
I followed the suggestion below

To resolve this problem: on the remote computer, select Administrative Tools>Local Security Settings>Local Policies>User Rights Assignment, right-click on Access this computer from the network>Properties>Add Users or Groups, add everyone or any users you want to be able to access the computer from the network.

This fixed the problem on the interim and I could access my file shares and printers. However when I restart the machine or even log off nad log on again, the prblem resurfaces and all the user accounts Iand groups i wolud have added to Administrative Tools>Local Security Settings>Local Policies>User Rights Assignment, right-click on Access this computer from the network> will be removed and the field empty. hence I suspect spam the disallow remote access by editing these entries .

Any ideas on how this can be resolved would be appreciated

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I have two win xp sp2 pcs. Both of them are in the same workgroup. I can ping each one from the other. I can access the shared folders of one pc from the other. But the reverse is not true. I cannot access shared folders of the other machine.
I am attaching the error message here.

A:logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type

After going through a similar thread I installed windows resource toolkit and entered the command mentioned in that thread. But now I am getting Access Is Denied instead of logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type.

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I have a website built in frames (cannot change)
I have added the following script to the pages to force frames (individual pages displayed on google)
<!-- Begin
if (parent.location.href == self.location.href) {
window.location.href = 'index.htm';
// End -->

Two questions
1. When you access one of the pages, the entire frameset does indeed display. However, if the user hits the back button it redisplays the page and you have to use the browser drop-down-back to get out of it.
Is there a way to adjust the script so that they can indeed go Back?

2. Should I put NO INDEX/NO FOLLOW on all of the pages except the frameset?

Thanks kindly

A:adjusting force frames script

Not totally sure what you want, but..

Here is an old example I have.


If you load main.htm, top.htm or menu.htm separately, it will force xhtmlframe.htm

The links in the menu target the main frame.

If you click back, main.htm will reload in the main frame.

The script in xhtmlframe wasn't finished, but was to allow for links that would load a certain site in main.

Ignore the title of the web page. (it's not php)

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Vanilla Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop running Windows Vista. It has never had a login account or password protection, and is only used in single user mode.

Yesterday, start-ups fine, no password. Today, I'm presented with the user logon widow prompting me for a password, and cannot logon to Vista!

No-one has meddled with the laptop. Don't know if SP1 was automatically downloaded
and installed - whatever the factory defaults were from Dell. I've not seen any references to this kind of issue on Vista, but have heard about a similar thing with NT.

Any suggestions how this could have happened?

Yes - I know I can reset passwords using the NT Password Editor (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/).

A:Vista logon screen for single user logon

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Is there any way to schedule a monitor to turn itself off automatically, even if there are background processes preventing the usual power management to do that?

Thanks in advance,


A:force turn off monitor automatically

aptx, Welcome to Seven Forums.

I hope this screenshot can help you.

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Hi all. My school forces me to have antivirus, which I've managed to successfully go years without using, so I installed their corporate sophos protection, which they provide for free.

Now my computer has a 2-5 second hang at the logon screen where the screen becomes non-responsive. Is there a way to prevent it from loading before my logon and force it to load after logon? Like 2 minutes after logon? The only reason I have it is because it's required for any and all internet access.
I intentionally keep my laptop barebones and free of bloatware in the name of speed. This logon lag is exactly what I want to avoid.


A:Method to force antivirus to load at logon instead of on startup?

Hit the start button at the lower left hand corner and type services.msc Find the antivirus Service right click>properties>change start-up type to automatic-delayed-start>Left Click Apply Reboot,Enjoy.

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I need to force a PC to always use the start menu in the 'All Users' profile, regardless of who logs on. I know that this should already happen with the all users profile but we use Ranger to administer the network and it is interfering with one PC that is not on Ranger.

In ranger we specify that for pupils logon use the start menu specified in rangers user environment. Although one PC is not on ranger it still loads the ranger start menu when a pupil logs on. But because it is not on ranger all the shortcuts are blank. I need to force it to ignore ranger and use the all users start menu.

Could someone help with a bat or ini script that I can put in the start up folder to resolve this. Or does anyone have an alternative solution which would do the same thing.

Thanks and regards

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I have a computer with Vista 32 bit running 24/7 that plays an interactive DVD. I need the screensaver to start after a period of time when no users are interacting with the PC (to prevent screen burn).

Since a DVD is always playing, the computer is considered not idle, so the default screensaver options won't kick in.

How can this be accomplished? Please help!

A:How to FORCE a screensaver to start automatically when a Kiosk is not being used

Check your advanced power settings.

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I recently purchased a new Windows 8.1 computer for use in our organization.  The default logon option for the device is for a Microsoft Account (the default username field prompt is for an e-mail address, rather than for a username.)  However,
I would prefer that the default logon option be for a Windows domain account logon, so that users don't have to click the "Sign-in options" link and select "Local or domain account password" each time they need to log onto the computer.
I have learned that setting the "Interactive logon:  Do not display last user name"
policy (located under Computer Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options) to
Disabled allows the domain logon option to be retained across sessions.  However, I would prefer to keep this option set to Enabled so that the previous user name is not displayed.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how the default logon option can be forced to a domain logon, while still suppressing the display of the last username?

A:Windows 8.1 Group Policy to Force Domain Logon as Default?

Hi Arowitv,
According to your description, we can use the following policy to check the result.
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options:
Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts
Click this option, and select" Users can't add or log on with Microsoft account"
Note: Selecting this option might make it impossible for an existing administrator on this computer to log on and manage the system.
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon :Assign default domain for logon
Set the option to Enabled, and add the Default Logon domain.
Hope this helps.

Kelvin Xu
TechNet Community Support

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I am looking for the javascript that will enable me to FORCE ALL BROWSERS (ME, XP, 2000..etc) TO AUTOMATICALLY OPEN UP IN A MAXIMIZED STATE (without the user having to manually press maximize)

Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:How do you force a browser to automatically open in a MAXIMIZED state?


The attached reg file will do exactly what you want but no 100% sure it'll work with all OS's as I made and tested it on XP.

Hope that helps :-)

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I have user who took domain computer home because of Covid.  He has logged onto the computer at home for the last two months using his domain account with no problems.  Today it's kicking back error no logons servers available.  I can log onto
the machine as a different domain account.  How to fix this issue when the machine not on the LAN?  I can logon as a domain admin, connect to VPN, then disjoin/rejoin to domain but not sure if it will fix it and perhaps easier way to reset user's
profile so he can logon?

Thanks for any insights!

Bob Herman

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Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from Forensit.com... would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

HP/Compaq CQ2014, AMD E-300, Radeon HD graphics, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit custom SP1, 3MB RAM, 500GB disk


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(reposted from Customization)

Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from Forensit.com... would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

HP/Compaq CQ2014, AMD E-300, Radeon HD graphics, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit custom SP1, 3MB RAM, 500GB disk


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an acount on my computer will not load. it says the user proflile service failed the logon. user profile can not be loaded. ive seen other questions like this and they said to make a new acount. i tried that multiple times and it says the same thing for each new acount that i make. the other 4 acounts are fine

A:the user proflile service failed the logon. user profile can not be loaded.

If your newly created accounts can't log on, then it is time to check for something else.

In case there is hard drive corruption, I would check the hard drive. Right click on Drive C and choose Properties, > Tools tab > Check Now. The machine will need to reboot for the check to begin. See if the check reports of any problems.

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I am running on Windows 7 and I tried creating a new user. Every time I try to logon I get the error message User Logon Service service has failed.

I created the user under standard and admin and still no luck.

I found some answers but these are for corrupt user. I cannot even find my user name under regedit.



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Hi all,

I had to repair Windows XP Home from original disk because of a system 32 error.

Now when I start Windows on the welcome page it says "To begin, click your user name" but the right part of the screen where the users normally are is completely blank. There are no users to choose from.

I can run Safe Mode, so I have tried the following

1. In safe mode went to Control Panel>Users> and added a new user and checked the Administrator password was still the same (yes). This made no difference and blue logon screen still asked me to choose a user but had no users showing.

2. In safe mode Start>Run "Control Userpasswords2" and unchecked "Users must use a password on this computer". This has now created the error when I boot "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction". Then goes back to blue "To begin, click your user name" but no users.

3. Tried repairing Win XP AGAIN, but no difference.

Has anyone seen this problem before? I would so appreciate any input.

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When I tried to log on to my computer, I'm getting this message saying, the user profile service failed the logon, User profile cannot be loaded. Please someone tell me how I can fix this problem. I tried rebooting my computer but that did not seem to work please help me:( thank you!

A:[SOLVED] I'm getting this message saying the user service failed the logon user profi

I had forgot to mention I have an hp windows 7 laptop!

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How could I make a logon script which:

1.Opens my interent browser, points to a URL and downloads a file.
2.Extracts the (.gz) file with 7-zip to a specific location.

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I am struggling to figure out the following issue.
I have a Windows XP Pro machine that is in a Workgroup and have it setup to Autologon as a user that is in the admin group. I specified a logon script for this user in the User Profiles properties but the logon script does not run when the computer is restarted and auto logs in. The script runs fine when the user logs off and logs back in.

A:Logon Script Won't Run

Maybe put the script in the startup folder or call it up from HKCU run area of the registry?

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Hi there,
well i work in a highly networked computer environment and we need to reset the local computer accounts' passwords on the individual computers in the organisation to one general password..This requires some kind of a VB script or a script in any other language that can be deployed using Group policy in Active directory.Please anybody out there with an idea of how this can be done, i would appreciate your help.
Thanx in advance

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I could use some serious help with logon scripts for Win/2000PRO,
First off where do I put the script? I can not find this SYSVOL dir that people have been telling me about, and why cant I create a .BAT file and put it in my startup folder? using the NET USE command.....Please help I have been beating my head against the wall.

A:Logon script

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Think I may have posted this before but got busy and couldn't look into it.

Just rebuilt 2 laptop's and 1 is giving an error on the script and the other isn't.

The error message is
Script: \\*****
Line: 125
Char: 1
Error: The network path was not found

Code: 80070035
Source: WSHNetwork.MapNetworkDrive.
I've looked through the code and can't find anything, but unfortunately don't really know what I'm looking for. I can't make out how it can work on one machine and not another.

If I was to post the code could someone possibly look through it......pretty please

A:VB Logon script

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I like to create small websites, just doing fun stuff with HTML and such.
I thought it'd be easier to share the htdocs folder(I'm using XAMPP - that's where are all HTML etc files are) and edit those files / create new files from any comp in my network.

I wanted to run a script (net use blabla..) everytime I log in on this computer(Windows 7 Home Premium x64) but it doesn't have Local Group Policies
So how can I do this?

Come to think of it, I heard you can put a .bat file in autoexec or something.
Not sure how to do that though.
Can someone help me?

A:Logon Script

You can drop the batch/vbs file into the startup folder instead:
C:\Users\<your user account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Start > All Programs > Right click on "Startup" folder > Open
Hope this helps.

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I've windows 2003 server and it has a login script tht runs on xp client machine when xp log on to network and wht this script does it map few network drives and do some proxy settings..but sometimes some cliets (people) are impatient to wait till the scripts fully runs and ends now i would like to put a msg box in the script which will pop up and tell them to "Wait till the script loads" something like tht.
How can i do tht..
Oh my logon script is a .bat file


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Ok, I want to run a utility as the administrator from withn a logon script. The user is only in the power users group not the admin group.

Any ideas?

A:logon script run as???

We use Kix scripts here. Try these sites:




Hope this helps!

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So, this is my problem:

My computer has been set up with two 20 gig drves, the c drive is used for the programs and the d drive is use for documents and 'My Documents' folders. The D drive also contains some startup scripts and the 'All Users' folder which acts like 'Shared Documents'. As you can see I am running a neat little standalone system. The problem is that every time I reinstall XP I have to log on as each user to manually change the location of the 'My Documents' folder from the C drive to the D drive. The script below runs when any user logs onto the computer apart from Admins and I would like to know if there is any command I could add which would change the location ofthe 'My Documents' folder. This would really save time and help me lots.

Current Batch Script:

del "c:\documents and settings\%username%\Start Menu" /s /q
xcopy /c "d:\deploy\Start Menu" "c:\documents and settings\%username%\Start Menu" /s /y
del "c:\documents and settings\%username%\Desktop" /s /q
xcopy /c "d:\deploy\Desktop" "c:\documents and settings\%username%\Desktop" /s /y
xcopy /c "d:\File System\%username%\My Documents" "D:\File System\Backups\Auto-Backup\%Username%\My Documents"
"D:\Deploy\Startup\Delete Games.brs"
"D:\Deploy\Startup\User Policy.vbs"
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A:XP Logon Script

sure here is an example line of how you would add it if stored D:\Documents And Settings\%username%\My Documents just add the following line to your batch file

reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders" /v Personal /t REG_SZ /d "D:\Documents and Settings\%username%\My Documents" /f

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I am a lab technician for Microsoft classes at a community college. One of our students somehow messed up his hard drive. The computer is running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. The system has two administrator accounts and one standard user account. I am still able to logon with those accounts and there are SID keys for each of these users in the registry.

Now when we create a new user, the account is created without any problems. The user shows up on the logon page and after running the net user command, it shows up there as well. When I try to logon with the new user, I get a message: The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

None of the new user accounts show up in the registry. The other anomaly that I see is that the Default User folder is missing in each of the Users subdirectory for the three accounts where I have no problems.

I have read the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 947215 and none of the methods apply to my problem. I also checked Local Group Policies and the Do not logon users with temporary profiles setting is not configured. I would appreciate any thoughts that anyone has this problem.

A:User accounts created but not able to logon - No user profile

Pixel, welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried a system restore yet? select a point before the problem began: System Restore
Try a repair install: Repair Install
Important! Read the warning box in the tutorials just in case they effect the user or your class
Credits: Both tutorials created by Brink

Let me know which of these tutorials you are able to do, and if they correct the problem.

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I recently added an admin user to my comp. and the problem is that now when i reboot i have to either select admin or myself. i do a lot of remoting to my comp when im away and if i need to reboot im gonna be stuck because the comp will not automatically reload my profile. If there is no way to do this, how can i delete a user from the comp. Ill just get rid of the admin user.
Thanks in advance,


A:can windows automatically load a certain user without the screen to select a user

If I am understanding you correctly, I think this will help:

From an Administrator account, click Start, Run and enter CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2. Remove the check mark from Users must enter a username and password and click Apply. Follow the prompts.

See if that helps. Good luck!

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we have a program that needs to be installed with domain admin permissions (not local admin, that won't work). we have a lot of user's and obviously don't want to add everyone to the domain admins group for any longer than necessary.

is there a way to use a few batch file commands to have an installation that is running via the login script (a batch file) use administrative credentials for the duration of the installation of this piece of software? what i'm lokoing for is something like the "run as" option in W2K, where you can install something under the permissions of someone else and have it run under those permissions?

we're on a Windows 2000 network (servers/workstations), TCP/IP, etc.

A:Logon script question...

Does the program actually require domain admin rights to run, or just install?

If the later is the case, you should just be able to log on as domain, install and be done with it.

Am I misunderstanding?

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I want to have a logon script remove the previous virus definitions from the workstation computers when the userss logon. I am using the deltree command, and it works. I can't get it execute without user [y/n] input. Is there a way to override this question?

A:{Solved} - Logon Script

if you type DELTREE /? it will bring up a list of parameters after it, one of these will tell you how to run it without interaction, it's normally /Y or occasionally /FORCE or /Q

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