I just wanted to share a login script I have finished. This script will identify based upon the subnet of the site the correct login script to execute. This I hope will make it easier to manage users who work at multiple sites that use the same domain for authentication. Allowing them to easily use their same authentication but get correct drive mappings without being a management hassle.

 I have also attached the functions.kix file I used that has functions that this script is dependent upon. If your not familiar with Kixtart visit Kixtart.org 

Files :


Sorting Hat.kix

Sorting Hat Functions.kix


  1. 1
    Kevin Remde
    April 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Hey there,
    I think your RSS feed for the podcasts is broke. I would love to subscribe on my Zune, but I can’t find a feed URL that works.


  2. 2
    Allen Sharma
    June 11th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for the tip!

    As an alternative to your script, this also can be done using desktop authority that is a gui desktop management tool based on kix scripts.

    As I’m not into scripting and such, gui implementation is really helpful for a wide range of desktop management cases.

    This solution can take care of drive and printer mappings, patch management, usb security, outlook profiles configuration, power management, software and hardware inventory.

  3. 3
    July 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I found this aricle very useful. I am also intrested to know on how to use the @site Macro in Kixstart. Thanks in advance.


  4. 4
    Richard Niemeier
    July 29th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    The @site macro references the sites and services defined in Active Directory. So basically it will return a value to you which can be evaluated. I did not use this in my script because not all of my subnets are defined as seperate sites and would return the same value. This would be hard for me to qualify the site correctly.

    But where each site you have is clearly defined you could easly use this macro to reduce the overhead of the script.

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