Windows 7 startup script deployment impossible?

I'm having problems deploying software through GPO Machine Startup Script, specifically with Windows 7 in a Windows 2003 AD.

The software installs ok on XP, but not on 7. GPO is applied etc. and from the eventviewer in the Windows client I can see that the script is run, but it takes only 0 seconds to run the script. It almost seems like Windows 7 forbids launching executables from the startup script? Is this the case or is there something I can do? The system should have the same rights to the network shares as any other computer in the network.

Just to clarify, Software Deployment from Group policy isn't an alternative at this time.


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Posted by: anonymous_9363 11 years ago
Red Belt
Presumably the script is error-trapped? If not, why not? If so, it presumably outputs to a log file. That log should indicate at which point its execution stops. Is it when trying to run the EXE? Trying to create any object the script uses? Does the script run when run stand-alone using the System account? Use the old 'AT hh:mm /INTERACTIVE CMD' trick to get a system-level command prompt. Remember, though, that System has no network access so you'll need a local copy of the script.
Posted by: salle 11 years ago
Yellow Belt
Apparently the problem lies within trying to install 32-bit Java ot 64-bit Windows. I failed to mention the fact that the computer I was testing with was Windows 7 x64
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