Desktop shortcuts for all users

Posted: 02-22-2008, 06:13 PM
I want a shortcut to appear on the desktop fro all current and new users of a
computer. I tried copying the shortcut to the C:\Users\Default\Desktop folder
and setting the permissions to Everyone has Full Control but the shortcut
does not appear on users profiles. The computer is part of a domain but only
one computer needs the icon for all the users that log on. How can I get
Vista to do this?

Thanks, Lewis.

Desktop shortcuts for all users


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Richard G. Harper
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Re: Desktop shortcuts for all users
Posted: 02-22-2008, 09:31 PM
Put a shortcut in the Users\Public\Desktop folder (requires elevation) for
all users to see it.

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"Lewis Cobley" <LewisCobley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2878C594-A1EA-4668-AAC0-5B3EF7815BB1@microsoft.com...
>I want a shortcut to appear on the desktop fro all current and new users of
>a
> computer. I tried copying the shortcut to the C:\Users\Default\Desktop
> folder
> and setting the permissions to Everyone has Full Control but the shortcut
> does not appear on users profiles. The computer is part of a domain but
> only
> one computer needs the icon for all the users that log on. How can I get
> Vista to do this?
>
> Thanks, Lewis.
Mark-GEM
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Re: Desktop shortcuts for all users
Posted: 05-16-2008, 10:45 AM
I've gone to do the same, but there is no Desktop folder - is this because it
requires elevation? If so, what is elevation and how do I do it?

thanks
Mark


"Richard G. Harper" wrote:
> Put a shortcut in the Users\Public\Desktop folder (requires elevation) for
> all users to see it.
>
> --
> Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] rgharper@gmail.com
> * NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
> * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
>
>
> "Lewis Cobley" <LewisCobley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2878C594-A1EA-4668-AAC0-5B3EF7815BB1@microsoft.com...
> >I want a shortcut to appear on the desktop fro all current and new users of
> >a
> > computer. I tried copying the shortcut to the C:\Users\Default\Desktop
> > folder
> > and setting the permissions to Everyone has Full Control but the shortcut
> > does not appear on users profiles. The computer is part of a domain but
> > only
> > one computer needs the icon for all the users that log on. How can I get
> > Vista to do this?
> >
> > Thanks, Lewis.
>
 
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