Logon scripts have been around since the beginning of client-server networking, when they were used for things like mapping a network drive or two. But today, logon scripts impose significant development and maintenance costs on organizations, and represent real business risks, since typically they are created and understood by just one or two key developers. Group Policy can do many of the things that logon scripts are used for, but not all of them.
So are we stuck with logon scripts and all the expense and risk they entail? This white paper explores this question and identifies the features required in a desktop management solution to eliminate logon scripts once and for all.