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Anonymous
April 13, 2005 5:32:02 PM

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I want to create a policy that will define specific Desktop Icons for
Specific User Groups.

In particular, I want to crate an HTML "test.lnk" that opens in IE to a
specific website, a logon page if you will. Each user group has different
logon pages available to them.

Can I do this, customise the icons on the desktop via a GPO?

J

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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 4:17:50 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Yes, you can use desktop redirection to do this. Create a folder containing
the required icons and put it on a network share. Then you can use Group
Policy's Folder Redirection settings to make users use that folder as their
desktop folder.

See also:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsser...


"Smurfman" <smurfman@news.postalias> wrote in message
news:22D2C2CD-105E-4B49-8872-ED482C24E3D4@microsoft.com...
>I want to create a policy that will define specific Desktop Icons for
> Specific User Groups.
>
> In particular, I want to crate an HTML "test.lnk" that opens in IE to a
> specific website, a logon page if you will. Each user group has different
> logon pages available to them.
>
> Can I do this, customise the icons on the desktop via a GPO?
>
> J
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 10:09:08 AM

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Hi Amanda, I thought about Redirecting the desktop, however many of the users
have specific custom features, software they have installed, things like
this. In which I would not want to poll each user to see how each one has
customized the desktop.

The Important URLs is already being used for all users, and really what I am
interested in is creating the link as a desktop icon.

I have read a few other similar posts that pointed to:
1) Create a shortcut, and then in a login script, copy the file.
2) Create a Logon Script that just creates the shortcut all together.

I like option #2, but here is where I would need some additional help.
I can create a script no problem, I found some code to do so.
HOWEVER, I want to be able to get the user name in the script to determine
if I should create the icon or not. I do something similar with a WshNetwork
in which I get the Workstation Name, and use this as a guide for a Case
statement to install a specific default printer for a user or not, based on
the machine.

In doing so, I want to be able to find out the user name or group and then
execute the script code for creating the icon, rather than just creating the
icon for all users.

Granted the permissions of the location are specific to users, however I do
not want to have to unlock users because they are experimenting with what the
link is...

The code I found was on another post and I have ideas for modifying it...but
how could I put this code in a select statement based on a specific username
or group name?

Thanks.
J

Dim fldr1

fldr1 = "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set object = WshShell.CreateShortcut(fldr1 & "\Windows Explorer.lnk")
object.TargetPath="%WINDIR%\explorer.scf"
object.WorkingDirectory="%WINDIR%"
object.Save


"Amanda Wang [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> As Simon has stated, redirect desktop will be a good idea. Alternatively,
> you can use another policy is specify the home page for different user
> account.
>
> For example, user1 should have microsoft.com homepage, user2 should have
> msn home page. You can perform the following steps:
>
> 1. Put user1 in one OU1 and located to the
>
> User configuration\windows settings\internet explorer maintenance\URLs
>
> Important URLs
>
> to specify the home page to microsoft.com.
>
> NOTE: You need to right click internet explorer maintenance to choose
> Preference Mode and then see this policy
>
> 2. Put user2 in one OU2 and specify the home page to msn.com
>
> 3. You can refer to the screen shot which is attached here.
>
> HTH. If you have any other questions, please keep in touch with me.
>
> Thanks & Regards
>
> Amanda Wang [MSFT]
>
> Microsoft Online Partner Support
>
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>
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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 1:56:09 PM

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Hi,

Thanks for your update.

From your reply, I can understand that you want to use the second method-
2) Create a Logon Script that just creates the shortcut all together to
fulfill the function. But you cannot get the user name in the script to
determine if you should create the icon or not.

Regarding the script issue,you would best be address in the Developer
newsgroups and you will get the most efficient and professional support
from there. I have provided the link below:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp

Or you may ask for developer support:
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/directory/phonep...

Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks & Regards

Amanda Wang[MSFT]

Microsoft Online Partner Support

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