[gptalk] Re: (no subject)

  • From: wayne mcgowan <waynemcgowan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:21:37 +0000

Thanks Ian,
The script works fine, but not via a logon script in a GPO. GPRESULT shows it 
as appling but never places an Icon on the users desktop.But if i ran it 
locally it works fine. Tried it as a user and computer policy same result.

Subject: [gptalk] Re: (no subject)Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 16:33:46 +0000From: 
ian.kibble@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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 mcgowanSent: 05 November 2008 16:23To: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [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

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