Startup scripts in Group Policies do not always apply when located on network drive

  • 3915659
  • 14-Aug-2006
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 - ZDM7 Desktop Management


If a GPO (Group Policy Object) contains a startup script, and the script resides on a network drive, the script does not always get executed. If the script is located on a local drive, it is executed every time.


Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Desktop Management, available at

Additional Information

Sometimes the script processing took place before the workstation had completed authentication, and did not have access to the script.