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May 12, 2005 1:57:15 PM

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is there a way to dynamically add shortcuts to the startmenu using GPO?

for example, if someone is a member of Sales, add this shortcut to the sales
database program?
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May 13, 2005 12:19:02 PM

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Hi Bob,

Thanks for posting!

I understand that you want to add specific shortcut to the start menu for a
member of Users. If I have misunderstood your concerns, please feel free to
let me know.

Based on my research, the user configuration in GPO is applied to all
users' settings. It can not apply to some specific users. As a workaround,
to custom shortcuts to start menu, you may use logon script with GPO.

For example:

1. You may create the actual script file first.

Create a TXT file and input the following content. Save the TXT as the CMD
file.
***********************************************************************
Copy C:\ "Shortcut to test.lnk" C:\"documents and
settings"\%username%\"start menu"
***********************************************************************

2. You may create OUs to contain the specific users which intend to be
applied to the Logon Script Policy.

For the detailed information, please refer to the following:
How to setup a GPO to run Logon Scripts
http://isweb2.memphis.edu/umad/documents/LogonScript.ht...

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