Intranet - used to use active desktop top. How to do it now?
We are looking to move to Windows 7 in the summer, but desperately want to find a simple way of replacing Active Desktop as we use it on XP to give students/staff direct access to various areas of the intranet.
Here is a piccy of how it looks for staff
The students see a slightly different version with access to their areas.
I know we could set the intranet as a homepage in IE, but it means one extra click to get to the options and it isn't in sight all the time like our current way of doing it.
I wouldn't know where to start with coding a desktop gadget that could do this, and could I get it to load automatically via group policies anyway? And I'd need to make 2 gadgets, 1 for staff, 1 for students.
Anyone have any thoughts?
How do you direct staff/students to areas of your intranet?