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I'm going to need to run a powershell script from a network share as deployment task "Upon first boot as system", ie, before first login. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me:

Since the PC will be in the domain at this point, if I give the group "mydomain\domain computers" read/execute permissions on the network folder, would that allow the system account to run the remote script directly via UNC path? (eg, \\servername\foldername\script.ps1 )

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We don't recommend running scripts off network shares. We have had some customers be successful, but there are times that the network drivers aren't initialized in time for the script to run. It's a timing issue. We would recommend putting the script in your pack or on the image itself.


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In case it's of help to someone in future ...

Probably someone can do this better than me, but here's the powershell code i put in a script that is baked into the captured image.

The .ps1 is called by a batch file since I also use that to first set the Remote Execution policy to unrestricted.

Batch file is run "Upon first boot as system", uses the script below to check if the file server is reachable. When it is, it then goes on to robocopy all the desired scripts and installers to a local path, then executes them.

# Variables
$RemoteBox = "myservername"
$RemoteBoxTest = Test-Connection -Count 1 -ComputerName $RemoteBox -Quiet
$RemoteBoxTestCount = 1
$RetriesMax = 7
$RetriesInterval = 10

# Check if we're online with a Test-Connection to the server
# If we get no replies, we'll retry  every 10sec for up to 1 minute
While ($RemoteBoxTest -ne $true -and $RemoteBoxTestCount -lt $RetriesMax)
    Start-Sleep -Seconds $RetriesInterval
    $RemoteBoxTest = Test-Connection -Count 1 -ComputerName $RemoteBox -Quiet
if ($RemoteBoxTest -ne $true -and $RemoteBoxTestCount -ge $RetriesMax)
    throw "$RemoteBox unreachable by attempt number $RemoteBoxTestCount"
    #Do all the things!

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