Change Icon properties on 100+ Windows XP pro boxes - what's the simplest way - is it GPO's and how.

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I need to change the parameters of an icon that's on all my user's desktops.  We moved this application to another server.  I expect its easy via GPO's in active directory but I couldn't figure out how.  Do I need to write a script to do this?  I've never written any scripts so if that's the solution,what's the easiest way.  Thanks.
Question by:ACollins1958
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    I would write a very simple batch file and put it in a GPO as a login script.

    copy \\server\share\newitem.lnk "%userprofile%\desktop" /y
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    This article from the Microsoft Scripting Guys explains how to do it via a script.

    Once you've got the script working, it's a matter if getting it to run on all workstations.  You can do this through the login script, you can compile the script into an MSI and deploy using GPO or use a tool like psexec ( to run it on remote machines.

    Author Comment

    Thanks sj, it worked like a charm.  Also the scripting link was a great help.

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