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Assign User Logoff Scripts

Published: September 4, 2010

Updated: July 27, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To assign user logoff scripts

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console . Right-click the Group Policy object you want to edit, and then click Edit .

  2. In the console tree, click Scripts (Logon/Logoff) . The path is User Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Scripts (Logon/Logoff) .

  3. In the results pane, expand Logoff .

  4. In the Logoff Properties dialog box, click Add .

  5. In the Add a Script dialog box, do the following:

    • In Script Name , type the path of the script, or click Browse to search for the script file in the Netlogon shared folder on the domain controller.

      WarningWarning
      You must enclose the script path and script name with double quotes when specifying a script name or script path that includes spaces, in order for the scripts extension to correctly run all scripts.

    • In Script Parameters , type any parameters that you want, exactly as you would type them on the command line. For example, if your script includes parameters called //logo (display banner) and //I (interactive mode), type //logo //I .

  6. In the Logoff Properties dialog box, specify the options the you want:

    • Logoff Scripts for <Group Policy object> : Lists all the scripts that currently are assigned to the selected Group Policy object (GPO). If you assign multiple scripts, the scripts are processed in the order that you specify. To move a script up in the list, click it, and then click Up . To move a script down in the list, click it, and then click Down .

    • Add : Opens the Add a Script dialog box, where you can specify any additional scripts to use.

    • Edit : Opens the Edit Script dialog box, where you can change script information, such as name and parameters.

    • Remove : Removes the selected script from the Logoff Scripts list.

    • Show Files : Displays the script files that are stored in the selected GPO.

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.

  • Logoff scripts are run as User, not Administrator, and their rights are limited accordingly.

  • Setting logoff scripts to run synchronously may cause the logoff process to run slowly.

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