Adding desktop shortcut on clients computer with SBS 2003 server...possible?

Posted on 2006-04-12
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I have a network with a SBS 2003 server and I want to add a shortcut onto all the computes on the domain from the server...is this possible?  If it is how can it be done?
Question by:menreeq
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The_IT_Garage earned 2000 total points
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Yes, we do this frequently via login script. Let's say the shortcut is called "shortcut.lnk" and you want it on their desktop.

1) Copy SHORTCUT.LNK to the \Netlogon folder on the server
2) Create a login script, name it LOGIN.BAT.
3a) You will need those quotes

The above trick places the shortcut on the desktop for all users, if you substitute %USERPROFILE% for %ALLUSERSPROFILE% it will copy only for the user logging on.

Personally I have an \Install folder on my server, and under that I have 2 folders: \copy2desktop and \copy2start and I put items in there for their desktop or start menu as required. In fact the above method allows you to place items in users \STARTUP folder if you had something you wanted their PC to run every time they logged in.

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