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Posted on 2004-04-14
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I am running a Windows 2000 Server with about 30 clients.  I would like to configure a group policy for users to all have the same links under the favorites menu in Internet Explorer.  I would like to do this so I can easily add links to the favorites list so it will affect all users in active directory.  Thanks
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by:JConchie
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Don't think you can do this with w2k gp......you can probably script it though.
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by:cgriffith4
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Could you give me an example of a script?
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by:JConchie
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http://www.winguides.com/scripting/ may be a starting point......I'm not an expert at scripting, but I know you can do almost anything with it.
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kristinaw earned 125 total points
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Actually, you can do this through Group Policy.

Open the GP Mgmt Console, create a new policy and look for the following:

User Configuration > Windows Settings > Internet Explorer Maintenance > URL's > Favorites and Links

You'll see the options in there. You can create a new folder to put your custom favorites in, replace fave's that already there, lots of stuff. Works quite well. Check it out and enjoy.

hth,
kris.
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by:JConchie
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Once again, I learn something every day.........completely missed that setting when I looked through the IE settings.  Kudos to Kris!! You nailed it.
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by:kristinaw
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hey, that's what we're all here for. i miss em sometimes too. thank goodness they added these settings to gp, i messed around with ieak for awhile and what a nightmare. the gp stuff is a piece of cake!

kris.
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Any luck cgriff?
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