[gptalk] Re: (no subject)

  • From: "Ian Kibble" <ian.kibble@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 16:33:46 -0000

Hi Wayne, 


We have same situation here where we need a shortcut to a URL on
everyone's desktop. Rather than using GPO's we call a vbs file from
within everyone's login script - hope the below helps:


Replace Yahoo.url with the label you wish to give the icon and replaced
the TargetPath with the required URL



Set WshSh1 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

DesktopFolder = WshSh1.SpecialFolders("Desktop")

Set UrlShortcut = WshSh1.CreateShortcut(DesktopFolder + "\\Yahoo.url")

UrlShortcut.TargetPath = "http://www.yahoo.com";






From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of wayne mcgowan
Sent: 05 November 2008 16:23
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] (no subject)


Hi, i just want to start off with saying thanks for all the helpful
information this group has provided the last few years.
The problem im having:
trying to put a URL on all the users desktop, when they log in ( for
example: www.yahoo.com).
In a Windows 2003 domain with 70% XP sp2 and 30% WIN2K clients. In GP, i
add a user config. under admin. templates, desktop then active desktop.
ADD/DELETE items, Enter URL:
This didnt work, and it always showed up under filtering not applied
So i went back and added loopback with merge, and it says it applied but
nothing on the desktop and now all the computer releated GP's get
filtered for the test user.
I thought this was an easy process for a simple procedure, but not
working like that.


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