Where do I configure default quick launcher in ws08?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by ToddAndMargo, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. ToddAndMargo

    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Hi All,

    I am configuring a ws08 terminal server. When I add new users,
    I would like them to have a predetermined set of icons on
    their quick launcher. Where do I go to edit/configure
    what these are?

    Many thanks,
    -T
     
    ToddAndMargo, Jul 18, 2009
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    DaveMills Guest

    New user profiles are a copy of the "Default User" folder. Make your changes
    there. If you want a complex set of changes then set up a new user and login.
    Make the changes to the user and logoff. Now login as admin and in system
    properties use the User Profile tool to copy the new user profile to the
    "Default User" folder. Make sure to change the "permitted to use" setting so the
    profile is not restricted to the user account you used to set it up.
     
    DaveMills, Jul 18, 2009
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  3. ToddAndMargo

    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Hi Dave,

    I am not finding it under "C:\Users". Are they (WS08/Vista) hiding
    "Default User" somewhere else?

    Many thanks,
    -T
     
    ToddAndMargo, Jul 18, 2009
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  4. ToddAndMargo

    DaveMills Guest

    Hiding? Yes it is a hidden folder in \users. In Vista/W7 there are two folder,
    "Default" and "default user". I do not know which is used to build the default
    but it is easy to find out by adding a file to the desktop and logging in as a
    new user to see what you get.

    I also note that "default user" is cannot be modified by default by the
    administrators group only by the system and the local administrator account.

    I will need to investigate why there are these two folders. Unless some kind
    sole cares to reveal why.
     
    DaveMills, Jul 19, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Dave Patrick, Jul 19, 2009
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    ToddAndMargo Guest

    ToddAndMargo, Jul 20, 2009
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    ToddAndMargo, Jul 20, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    You're welcome.


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    Dave Patrick, Jul 20, 2009
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  9. ToddAndMargo

    DaveMills Guest

    Thanks, Have you any idea what the "defauilt user" folder is for in Vista/W7
     
    DaveMills, Jul 20, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Believe it is a symbolic link. aka; junction point



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    Dave Patrick, Jul 21, 2009
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  11. ToddAndMargo

    DaveMills Guest

    It is Junction Point. I did not now you could have different NTFS permissions by
    using Junctions Points.

    I also noticed that the All Users folder is a SYMLINKD to C:\ProgramData. So now
    I have learned about (new to Vista) Symbolic Links being different from Junction
    Points. Thanks for the clue.

    Also I noticed in W7 some folders have little padlocks in the icon. Anybody know
    what they represent.
     
    DaveMills, Jul 21, 2009
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