I have a very simple script for you today that will allow you to configure settings based on where a users and computers are within your Active Directory. This is very helpful when you are determining internet settings, file / printer connections and even desktop icons, but before you do all that you need a simple script to look up what your location / membership is in the directory. It will provide you with at path that is easily searched with string commands and can help diagnose why some users don’t get all the correct settings. This script returns to popup events, the first one gives you computer location: cn=nameofcomputer,ou=admin,dc=domain,dc=local and user location cn=username,ou=it,dc=domain,dc=local these are the strings you would search to determine who got which settings. Later I will show you how to use these settings to add icons, map drives, and map printers.
Set Network = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network") Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") compname = Network.ComputerName domname = "domain" Set oNet = CreateObject("Wscript.Network") Set oTrans = CreateObject("NameTranslate") oTrans.Init 1, domname oTrans.Set 3, domname &"\"& compname &"$" sAdsPath = oTrans.Get(1) Set oNet = Nothing Set oTrans = Nothing sAdsPath = LCase(sAdsPath) wscript.echo "Computer Location: " & sAdsPath Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") Set objUser = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo") Set CurrentUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & objUser.UserName) colGroups = CurrentUser.memberOf userlocation = lcase(objUser.UserName) wscript.echo "User Location: " & userlocation