Running Logoff Scripts in Novell Environments

by Jeremy Saunders on August 6, 2008

Updated 28th October 2010.

Due to a lot of requests and feedback, this script in now included as part of the script posted under Scripting updates to the GPT.ini for the Local Group Policy.

Cheers,

Jeremy.

Jeremy Saunders

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  • kgkeller

    I tried using the script and it does create the Local GPO directory structure and ini file. HOwever, since I am still applying computer and user GPOs using Novell zenworks on my Citrix W2003 servers all that disappears after a reboot. Does your solutoin preclude the use of Zenworks applied GPOs and use only Local GPOs on the Citrix server farm ??? I'm guessing "Yes" but hoping for another way. I don't think the management of local GPOs is an even trade for the inability to run logoff scripts.

    karen

    • jeremy

      Hi Karen,

      Apologies that it’s taken so long to respond. Your message was flagged as spam and it’s taken me a long time to sort through it all.

      As you figured out, yes…the ZENworks computer policy will overwrite the local policy. This is because ZENworks is really just applying a local policy. This is why I chose not to use computer policies from ZENworks at all, only user policies. And of course because the ZENworks user policies don’t support running logoff scripts I was left with no choice but to implement this solution.

      It’s a bit of a bastardised solution, but without Active Directory, it was the best I could do with the tools the customer had at that time.

      Cheers,
      Jeremy.

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