RE: "All Users" Desktop

Posted: 01-22-2009, 11:31 PM
One of the easiest ways is to write and execute a .Cmd file from a command
prompt to copy the file to the All Users\Desktop folder. For example, create
a new file in Notepad and enter:

copy %1 "\\Computer1\c$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"
copy %1 "\\Computer2\c$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop"
.... etc.

Let's say the .CMD file is saved as CopyLink.Cmd and the link is
OutlookWebAccess.Lnk. Put the .Lnk file in the same directory as the command
file, open a command prompt, navigate to the directory where they both reside
and execute the .Cmd file:

CopyLink OutlookWebAccess.Lnk

If you want to track the results, you can redirect the results of the copy
to a text file:

CopyLink OutlookWebAccess.Lnk > Results.Txt

You can use the same technique to search for and delete files across the
network. The best part is that you don't need any additional software or
add-ons ...


"Millette" wrote:
> Microsoft also owns a product called PolicyMaker that you can add shortcuts,
> printer, and many other usefull features. It plug right into GPMC and has a
> small workstation install that can be done through GP.
> --
> Chris Millette
> MCP/Network Administrator
> Community Bank & Trust
> "James Yeomans BSc, MCSE" wrote:
> > Hi there isn't a group policy that will put a shortcut in the all users
> > folder but you can run a script to run a script at logon to place a shortcut
> > on the users desktop. The following site provides a good example of a vb
> > script that does the job, just replace the variables appropriately:
> >
> > --
> > James Yeomans, BSc, MCSE
> >
> >
> > "Mark" wrote:
> >
> > > I have a Windows 2003 Server running AD, and about 50 Windows XP
> > > workstations. I need to copy a shortcut to the "All Users" desktop folder
> > > and do not want to have to go around to 50 computers to do this. Does
> > > someone know if this can be automated through a Group Policy or logon
> > > script? The users do NOT have admin access to their LOCAL computers so I do
> > > not think a copy command in the logon script will work. Thanks!
> > >

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