Add desktop shortcuts on 2003 terminal server

Posted on 2006-05-11
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
i have a 2003 terminal server with group policies in place to restrict access to the program menu. I want users to have access to some common applications, like office by simply giving them shortcuts on their desktop.
If i drop the shortcut into the All Users- Desktop folder the icons do not show up for the other users, i have also tried doing this to the default user- desktop profile as well. (this was done on the terminal server)
after the user logs into the terminal server, and their profile is created i can manually drop the icons into their desktop folder in their profile however this would not be the prefered method.

any help would be appreciated.
Question by:conehead25
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    You have to check your terminal service setting for redirection of the desktop folder.  This should be in your gpo.  If it is redirecting disable it so it will process the all users folder.

    Stanley Louissaint

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    thanks for the comment, this helped there was an issue with another policy that was enabled that caused part of the problem

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