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Old September 14th, 2004, 03:44 PM
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Default VB to start connection

I am in need of a vb script or small app that will run at start up of a computer. The script or app should automatically run a vpn connection I have set up and map drives I have established. I really don't know where to start. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Old October 27th, 2004, 08:01 AM
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Start by saving your script to C:\Windows\System

Then put a line in your Registry at:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run RunScript, REG_SZ, "C:\Windows\System\YourScript.vbs"

This will run your script at start up. You may need to put this in your pc image, or you can lay down this registry key with a login script.

I am not sure about invoking the vpn connection.

Do you want to map drives on the other side of this connection?

Mapping a drive F: for example is:

Set objNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
   objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "F:", "\\ServerName\ShareName"

I am not sure if the vpn connection will mess this up. Can you tell me more about the steps you use to make the connection manually?

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Old November 1st, 2004, 10:22 AM
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Sorry, that's:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \RunScript, REG_SZ, "C:\Windows\System\YourScript.vbs"

Please note the "\" added between Run and RunScript

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