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    Adding Desktop icons via Group Policy

    Hi,

    I have Server 2008 r2 with Windows XP clients.


    I have group policy open infront of me. The student profiles have a .man profile so nothing is saved back to the server.

    When students login it logins with the .man profile and Word, Excel and My Computer, BUT it is loading the desktop icons stored in the all users on the local pc to the desktop too.


    How can I set it, so just has Word, Excel and My Computer?

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    We redirect Students, Staff (and even my desktop, for my RDC icons etc) to their own separate folders on the server. Then we can drag and drop icons in and out. You'll have to disable a couple of icons within group policy to hide the recycle bin etc, but otherwise it's very straightforward.

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    That sounds good, how do you do that?

    Which options in GP?

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    Its under:

    User Config>Policies>Windows Settings>Folder Redirection

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    I've found that option, and enabled Desktop, "Basic redirect everyones folder to the same location" and then placed \\server1\desktop.login underneath.

    Set "Remove common program groups from start menu " back to not configured.

    But it doesnt load the test icons I've placed in that location...?

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    We set the following on the domain:
    desktop redirection.png
    Last edited by ben604; 31st October 2012 at 03:04 PM.

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    I might be wrong but you might also need a folder called Desktop inside the share and in there you put your shortcuts. We don't redirect using GPO, instead we hack the mandatory profile directly.

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    @ben604 many thanks for posting the image, I now have the profile loading the folder redirected icons. But it's still loading the common files from allusers.

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    Got this working. Many thanks for suggestions

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    Sorry, only just re-read this thread, glad you got it working!

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    i am also same face the problem gpo cannot adding icon at all client user. can u teach me how do you get to solve that problem?.flashnaps.. please i am stuck.... iam using windows server 2008 R2

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    Quote Originally Posted by zulzai View Post
    i am also same face the problem gpo cannot adding icon at all client user. can u teach me how do you get to solve that problem?.flashnaps.. please i am stuck.... iam using windows server 2008 R2
    Hi - redirecting the desktops to a share you mean? Have a look at ben604 then apeo's posts above. Let us know where this isn't working out after that.

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    hi,miscbrah. yup.... i want to redirecting the desktop to share.....as you said. i have done do as ben604's attachment picture. but i wanna to ask how to determine url root path for i doing it to all user pc have folder on their desktop on picture i attach with this post at the red line.

    thanks for reply

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    ok... i understand that what ben604's picture attacthment. its work..... thanks you all of you

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