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    Desktop icons "all users" on network

    Is there a way to push out a desktop icon to all users through active directory on a windows standard 2003 server to windows 7 pc's?

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    do you have a common desktop or a customiseable one which follows them about as part of the profile?

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    I would suggest a Group Policy Folder Redirect to a Server Share containing the shortcuts for all users. If you dont currently use this, then I could post up a script for you which would copy a file to a folder in the users profile on logon.

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    Using GPO preferences to create a shortcut on the desktop? I do this for Staff where SIMS is installed on the machine to place a shortcut on the desktop (admittedly Windows XP though)

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    Tell me more Cache? Do you have a script or is there something in GP I'm missing?

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    In Group Policy Preferences you can create/update/delete shortcuts and specify trhe location as to where they should go and then target as required.

    So for us we have a Shortcut specified in the User Preferneces section of the Staff GPO which has the following properties:

    sims_shortcut.jpg

    Location gives you various options as to where you want it to appear.

    Then we have a Targeting option which does a file check to see if SIMS is installed on that machine and if so add's the icon to the desktop.

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    Where would we find that windows you show in your post?

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Where would we find that windows you show in your post?

    Gareth
    Right here. Never used GPO for shortcuts though; I've always been a VB kind of guy.

    Untitled.jpg

    Code:
    Set objShortcutUrl = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strUserDesktopPath & "\Shortcut Name.lnk")
    	objShortcutUrl.TargetPath = strPath
    	objShortcutUrl.IconLocation  = strPath & "\icon.ico"
    	objShortcutUrl.Save

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