November 20th, 2003, 08:59 PM
windows startup scripts
how can i create a startup script for
Win 2K, Win Xp Pro n Home
What i need is to uncheck the "Resuse Windows for Launching Shortcuts" in IE>Tools> Internet Options>Advanced
i need to do this on over 400 pcs so i was thinkin of creating a startup script and distributing it to all the pcs to launch once. is this possible.
November 21st, 2003, 02:37 AM
Well the way I have found is to make a batch file to call regedit and have regedit insert a registry entry into the registry. Something like so...
REGEDIT /S regtweak.reg
dword:00000000 = New Window
dword:00000001 = existing window
Also, regtweak.reg and startup.bat have to be in the same directory for it to work or else at the REGEDIT /S line you will have to enter the path to the registry script if in a different directory than the batch file.
I'm only assuming that you are running a domain so you can create a GPO and link it to that logon script for all 400 pc's.
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December 3rd, 2003, 08:24 AM
Scripting IE Settings
I used VBScript and WSH to create a script which modified the Temporary files in IE explorer.
Here is the URL to the script http://computerperformance.co.uk/ezine/ezine8.htm
What I was thinking is you could modify the script to your situation. The main point of the reference is the technique to script changes in IE or other interfaces.