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    Redirecting Favourites: Windows Server 2008

    My Student users cannot use Favourites in Internet Explorer [They get an error message like: "this action has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer" or "prevented by a software restriction policy" I can't remember which one]

    I can't find where this restriction has been set [looked at Event Logs and looked at all of the Group Policies on the server which would affect students: No luck]

    I have tried adding various ADMs to the server and I have tried using scripts. ADMs are not understood by the server and rejected. Scripts appear to have no effect. I have tried setting the 'Favorites' setting in Group Policy but I can't find a setting that GP will accept.

    I have tried redirecting Favourites to:

    U:\Favourites

    %UserProfile%\Favourites

    and

    \\ServerName\UsersFoldersShare\Username\Cached\Fav ourites

    None of these settings worked. I would ideally like to use the GP redirected method if I could find the right setting to make it work. Does anyone else have this method of setting the Favourites working on their network?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Odd, double post!
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    Oh, and If it is vista you may need to allow .lnk or .url as extensions so that they can be "run" as it were.

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    Ok. Redirection is out then: Clients are XP Pro: SP3.

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    DaveP,

    Have a look at this thread. It's basically the same vbscript as what we do here but a lot neater. There is also a bit on making an .adm to do it but I haven't got around to trying that yet.

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