?
Solved

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

Posted on 2006-04-12
1
Medium Priority
?
613 Views
Last Modified: 2008-06-16
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?
0
Comment
Question by:menreeq
1 Comment
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
The_IT_Garage earned 2000 total points
ID: 16440375
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.
3) In the LOGIN.BAT file, add this line: COPY \\SERVER\NETLOGON\SHORTCUT.LNK "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\SHORTCUT.LNK"
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.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
Loops Section Overview
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question