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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Another Redirected Desktop Question in Technical; Just a quick one, I have redirected desktop for all staff users, but when I have installed Adobe X using ...
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    Another Redirected Desktop Question

    Just a quick one, I have redirected desktop for all staff users, but when I have installed Adobe X using my accound ( I have admin rights ) its put the Icon on the desktop so now even though staff have redirected desktop the icon comes up, other then going round each pc, which I dont want to do, how can I sort this?


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    Probably the easiest is to make a little bat file to erase all files from the allusers desktop directory and run it on logon ...
    This is probably where the icon resides. Make sure theres nothing in there that you want to keep of course .... Mine are empty as like yourself I control the desktops using redirection ...

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    You can also make a change in Group Policy to get rid of anything on the public desktop, but it also hides the public start menu as well. If your staff are using the start menu on the machine (as opposed to a fully re-directed start menu) then it's probably best to leave it alone.

    If you want to change it, or just test it, go to User Config->Admin Templates->Start Menu and Taskbar->Enable the setting "Remove Common Program Groups From Start Menu".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brpilot99 View Post
    Probably the easiest is to make a little bat file to erase all files from the allusers desktop directory and run it on logon ...
    This is probably where the icon resides. Make sure theres nothing in there that you want to keep of course .... Mine are empty as like yourself I control the desktops using redirection ...

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    Thanks for the info. What I would have to put in the BAT file to get rid of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyPitch View Post
    You can also make a change in Group Policy to get rid of anything on the public desktop, but it also hides the public start menu as well. If your staff are using the start menu on the machine (as opposed to a fully re-directed start menu) then it's probably best to leave it alone.

    If you want to change it, or just test it, go to User Config->Admin Templates->Start Menu and Taskbar->Enable the setting "Remove Common Program Groups From Start Menu".
    Staff Startmenu isn't redirected so as said probably best to leave it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techdw View Post
    Thanks for the info. What I would have to put in the BAT file to get rid of this?
    Something like...

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    Del c:\users\public\desktop\*.*
    would do it nice and easily. That's just a simple dos command that deletes everything on the public desktop.

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    I have just tried to delete a shortcut using the folling




    Del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\SuccessMaker Enterprise" /s

    end


    But doesnt work

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    Try using

    Del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\SuccessMaker Enterprise.lnk" /s

    instead

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    i put a txt file in the location and it deleted that.

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    Great that works. Wr is the best place to put the BAT file so it runs when every member of staff logs on?

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    The way I do it here is to have the bat file in the netlogon share of the domain controller, and added a line into the login script to call the bat file every time someone logs in. Do you know how to edit your logon script to put it in?

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    Not done it before, what do you put in the script?

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    That'll depend on what kind of login script you use there. Do you know if it's something like VBS or Kixtart?

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    VBS mate

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    Okay, my VBS knowledge is old and rusty, so I'd test this on a test account first if you have one, but I think you need to add something like this to your logon script...

    Code:
    Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") 
    
    'Your .Reg file and path goes here as in the example below
    
    sRegFile = "\\servername\netlogon\MyFile.Reg" 
    
    'This line runs Regedit in silent mode
    
    oShell.Run "regedit.exe /s " & Chr(34) & sRegFile & Chr(34), 0, True

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