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    Want to add a desktop short cut to all staff users

    I need to add a desktop shortcut available to all staff logons. I'm thinking this can be done by editing a setting in the staff folder Group Policy but can't see where it is - any pointers please.

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    I do it by going to profiles, staff,(presuming they all get the same one) desktop - that's in server 2003

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    if they all have local/redirected/roaming non mandatory profiles might be easier to just script copying the file into their logon script

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    If you have the Group Policy Preference Client installed on all workstations and have a server 2008/Windows Vista Machine then you can use Group Policy Preferences to send a shortcut out and filter it for whoever you want. It's currently how I've put the SIMS shortcut on Staff Desktops to keep them happy (otherwise it takes to long to load SIMS )

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    Thanks Cache,

    That's of particular interest for my other school which has SIMS and wants to make it available to 3 other workstations. The curriculum server is 2008 but Unfortunately the Admin server is 2003!


    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    If you have the Group Policy Preference Client installed on all workstations and have a server 2008/Windows Vista Machine then you can use Group Policy Preferences to send a shortcut out and filter it for whoever you want. It's currently how I've put the SIMS shortcut on Staff Desktops to keep them happy (otherwise it takes to long to load SIMS )

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    Use a batch script and a little tool called shortcut ...

    Shortcut - Create shortcut

    works well for me when I'm setting default shortcuts across a school without a domain server in place ..

    You can call it remotely too (so \\server\NETLOGON\shortcut or something instead of having to deploy it out to all machines)


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    Meant to grab the settings I used for the SIMS shortcut today but got distracted.

    Sent my self an email to remind myself to do it tomorrow for you.

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    Since I forgot all about it again (hate weeks like this!), I've attached below.

    On the Item Targeting, simply selected the staff group.
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