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  • Adding Desktop Shortcut Through Group Policy

    Hello all,

    I set up, through Group Policy, a shared folder on a file server to be automatically mapped for users in specified OU's. I would like to know if there is a way, in Group Policy, to put a shortcut of that mapped folder on those users' desktops. We have Windows 2003 domain controllers and our PCs are a mix of Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP2. I thank you in advance for your responses.

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    Re: Adding Desktop Shortcut Through Group Policy

    Create a script which create or copies a shortcut?
    This always worked for me...
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      Re: Adding Desktop Shortcut Through Group Policy

      Dumber,

      Thanks for the suggestion. I guess I was looking for something more elaborate than that but what you said worked.

      For those of you who want to know what I did, I created a batch file with the following copy command:

      Copy \\ServerName\SharedFolder\Shortcut.lnk "%userprofile%\Desktop" /Y

      What this does is copy the already made shortcut from a shared folder on one of my file servers and copies it to the desktop of whichever user is logged in.

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