[gptalk] Re: Desktop shortcuts

Thanks for the advice guys. I was hoping to avoid using VBscripts
because I can't write script, I guess I am going to have to learn.

I will try the shortcut.exe first.

Regards,
Ian Dowdle
PC Operations Manager
School of Computing
University of Teesside
 
It was all so much easier when we used Novell.

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Subject: [gptalk] Re: Desktop shortcuts

a simple cmd and using shortcut.exe will also do that can be invoked at
logon.

http://www.ss64.com/nt/shortcut.html

in the script you can use the SET variables so you dont have to
hardcode the .lnk to always point to the correct folder (see
ProgramFiles=C:\Program, and ProgramFiles=C:\Program
Files,windir=C:\WINDOWS, windir=C:\WINNT , when you do use variables
dont forget the " and the "

Joakim

On 3/22/07, Jeremy Saunders <jeremy.saunders@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yep, scripting is the best, and most versatile too. However, you could
use
> something like WinINSTALL LE to package it up into an MSI and deploy
it via
> a Group Policy. I'm not sure if that's good advice to give, but gives
you
> another option to consider :)
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> Really the only way to do this is through scripts (either startup or
logon,
> depending upon where you want the shortcuts to land). The TechNet
scripting
> center has some sample vbscript code for creating shortcuts on the fly
or
> you can simply pre-create the .lnk files and then use scripts to copy
them
> into the various user profile locations (e.g. desktop, Start Menu,
etc.)
> where you want them to appear.
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> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
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> Behalf Of Dowdle, Ian
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> Is there a way of using group policies to deploy shortcuts to users
> desktops?
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> Regards,
> Ian Dowdle
> PC Operations Manager
> School of Computing
> University of Teesside
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