I'm pretty new to KBox scripting, so I'm hoping I'm missing something that's easy to fix. We're pushing changes out to our Windows machines to put our domain in IE's "Local Intranet" security zone - these changes need to be applied to each user, as they go in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry. I created an offline KScript to complete this (see attached).

When I set this script to not run on a schedule, but to run at user login, the script never seems to run (no matter how many times I reload inventory, log off/on, restart, etc). However, if I point the script to one computer and click "Run Now", it works perfectly.

I saw some people complaining that "Also Run at User Login" was not consistent, and some people were theorizing that the script was making changes to a system account and not the user who logged in. Am I missing something?

Thanks!
~Mark

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Hey Mark,

I ran into a similar issue. My theory is that the script is running before the user is logged in enough to access the registry. I haven't tried it, but what if you put a delay in the script to give the profile a chance to finish loading?

I ended up with a combination of group policy and a scheduled kscript to push our IE settings, but if I have a minute, I'll try on login again.

Casey
Answered 03/13/2012 by: cmccracken
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I was running into the same problem before we upgraded to 5.3. It seemed like scripting was not running when machines checked in like they should. MIs would run but not scripts. I thought I saw that 5.3 was supposed to fix it, but I haven't tested it on our network yet.
Answered 03/14/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
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Hello!

I am on appliance v5.3.53053 and I am also experiancing the same issue.  I tested it on clients with agent version 5.3.53177.  It will run on "run now" but not during logon.  Could it be because I already ran it on the targeted machine once with the Run Now option?  If so, is there a way to reset script attempts so it'll run again at login?

~awingren

Answered 06/07/2012 by: awingren
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  • I just tested it again with a fresh client on 5.3.53177 and it worked. I really think the issue (for me anyway) is the script ran once and doesn't want to run again.
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I know this is an old thread, but, it is what I was searching for and have now since figured out in client 5.3.53177 server 5.3.53053.  I too had issues wanting to run a script prior to login or at boot.  I'm settling with at boot for now because it accomplishes what I need; removing user issues.

Seems the problem is with an offline script is options of 'Also run at...' when it is acting like it needs to be a radio button choice rather a this or that check-box.

So I have my script that is not run on a schedule, and only one item checked; Also Run at Machine Boot Up. The only issue I see using this, is it seems to take a couple boots before it stops checking for scripts at boot up.

Answered 02/14/2013 by: worzie
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