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Runas Question

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by Nelix, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Nelix
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    Nelix Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi All

    I have a requirement to replace a .bmp file on everymachine on the network to be used as the wallpaper. I only want to overwrite the current file.

    I have added a "copy" statement to the end of the login script to do this however the users only have read access to the C:\WINDOWS folder, I know that Runas would work BUT when you use Runas you need to input the password when prompted, can anyone think of an easy way to do replace this file?

    Thanks

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  2. Phoenix
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    you could write a script that copys a file to a machine then loops back and does it again for the next (reads the a text file for a list of pcs)

    not entirely sure if thats the easiest way to do it or not :)
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    wouldnt group policy take care of this? i dont know how you'd manage it since i dont know group policy though.
     
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  4. Nelix
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    Yeah, you can specify and enforce the wallpaper using group policy, however I dont want to do this, I just want to overwrite the .bmp file on each machine.
     
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    I still think GPO can help here. In the GPO editor, if you go into Computer Configuration>>Windows Setting>>Scripts - theres the settings for logon scripts. you can attach your vbscript to replace the file in here and it 'should' run outwith the users credentials, meaning that you dont have to bother with runas at all.

    That said, I havent tried this myself, so im not 100% sure it would work. you might need to fiddle around with it a bit.
     
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  6. Baba O'Riley

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    I don't know if this will help or not in this situation, but the runas command has a \savecred switch which will save the password for you.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Nelix,

    I guess I don't understand what you are doing here. :oops:

    You say you want to change the wallpaper - cant you just alter the UNC to the new .bmp?

    Si
     
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