adding shortcut to multiple desktops

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Colin Bondi, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Colin Bondi

    Colin Bondi Guest

    We have a Windows Server 2003 domain with Windows XP SP2 clients and we are
    using roaming profiles. I wanted to place a shortcut to our intranet site on
    every users desktop and I wanted to find out what the easiest way to do that
    is given that we have several hundred users. It would be good if it could be
    automatically recreated if people delete it by accident. Does group policy
    allow something like this? Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Colin Bondi, Feb 3, 2007
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    Steve Parry Guest

    you could do a simple copy from a server location to the desktop using the
    logon script ? A shortcut would be small enough to not add any time during
    its copy to the logon process
    Steve Parry, Feb 3, 2007
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    Herb Martin Guest

    That is a good idea. Another approach would be to work from the server,
    iterating through the user roaming profile directories and adding the icon

    This has the advantage of doing the job now, and only doing it once.
    The startup script has to be setup and eventually removed -- or it
    will be left interminably copy the file (or at least checking for the file
    as it really should be done with an "if not exists" and/or "xcopy /d"
    to only update if the file is missing or older on the workstations.
    Herb Martin, Feb 3, 2007
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