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" UrlShortcut.Save ------------------------------- Ian ________________________________ 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 (empty). 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. Thanks ________________________________ Turn email contacts into buddies, and you could win. Enter today. <http://www.messengerbuddies.ca/?ocid=BUDDYOMATICENCA22> ______________________________________________________________________ Complinet Ltd is registered in England. Registered office at Vintners Place, 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BJ. Company number 3170722. VAT No. 749 324 021. Complinet Inc is a corporation registered in Delaware, USA. This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System.