[gptalk] Re: Desktop shortcuts

  • From: Jeremy Saunders <jeremy.saunders@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:26:36 +0900

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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Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 1:19 PM
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Subject: [gptalk] Desktop shortcuts

Is there a way of using group policies to deploy shortcuts to users

Ian Dowdle
PC Operations Manager
School of Computing
University of Teesside

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