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GPO to place Users and Computers on admin desktops?

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Anonymous
October 21, 2004 6:19:03 PM

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Hello,

I would like to know if it is possible to create a GPO that will place the
Users and Computers (for the domain not local) shoutcut on the desktops where
ever my admins log on. I already have an OU for the admins so I just need to
figure out the actualy policy to applies to it.

THanks,
Chris
Anonymous
October 24, 2004 2:38:03 AM

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Chris-

You would need to script this. Check out the CreateShortcut method in the
WshShell object.

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Brian Desmond
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Http://www.briandesmond.com


"TKE" <TKE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I would like to know if it is possible to create a GPO that will place the
> Users and Computers (for the domain not local) shoutcut on the desktops
where
> ever my admins log on. I already have an OU for the admins so I just need
to
> figure out the actualy policy to applies to it.
>
> THanks,
> Chris
Anonymous
October 24, 2004 4:23:56 AM

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"Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> said

> Chris-
>
> You would need to script this. Check out the CreateShortcut method in the
> WshShell object.
>

Or he could place the shortcut on a network share and have a login script
assigned to the OU containing the admin accounts that copies the shortcut
from the share to %userprofile%\desktop
I've done a similar thing for SOE icons that I want applied to all desktops,
except I have done it through a startup script that copies it to the AllUsers
location.
Use xcopy /D /Y /R to copy the files. That way only updated files or files
that don't exist on the destination are copied. If I want to roll out a new
icon, or update an existing one I just copy it to the network share that is
used as a source.

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Andy.
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