Our on-prem computers have no issue when they log into windows that an application launcher element armed with the path to chrome.exe with the argument of our internal intranet site launches. However our at-home users on VPN (including me 4 days out of the week) do not have this happen.
Our work-from-home OU has two desktop shortcuts placed. One called Network Login which is simply a path to domain.com\netlogon\slogic.bat, and the second shortcut to their networked documents on \\domain.com\dfs\users\%username%
This is the work from home experience:
Log into windows.
Open Cisco VPN client desktop icon. Authenticate to the VPN using windows credentials and acknowledge the 2fa push notification on your mobile device.
Once the VPN is connected, double click the Network login desktop icon. This runs slogic.bat. It maps drives, might install or update a program if we added anything and does any other registry or what have you modifications we need to stay current.
Once that is done (usually 20-40 seconds), they can open skype for business and our phone system client.
Here is the experience in the office:
Log into windows,
Chrome automatically opens to our intranet site while the rest of the desktop authority script runs automatically in the background.
Those networked documents... well that is folder redirected so just documents, desktop, etc... are really pointed to domain.com\dfs\users\%username. You can sit at any computer in any branch office and have the same desktop icons and documents without a full-blown windows "roaming profile". Can't do this at home because you have to connect to the VPN first (chicken before the egg). No big deal, that's why work from home has a desktop shortcut and they can make their own shortcuts if they want.
So why in the office logging in does chrome launch but at home running slogic.bat manually does chrome NOT launch? It doesn't matter if the EXE path is iexplorer.exe or firefox.exe. They only seem to launch in the office at first login. The element is not only set to login but also set to desktop. That should take care of it, right?
Thanks for your help.