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Posted on 2006-11-10
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Is there any way to add a shortcut to the quick launch toolbar for all my network users?
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by:SysExpert
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Wouldn't this be part of the desktop settings in Policies ?

I hope this helps !
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by:robrandon
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The quicklaunch toolbar is represented by this folder:
%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

You can place the shortcuts in there.

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Not that I can find - I am using 2000 server
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by:robrandon
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Just confirmed it's the same place on a 2000 server.  Do you currently have the toolbar showing?  If so, right-click an area not on an icon, but on the toolbar, and choose Open Folder.

The path I gave above should be the same for all users.
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by:ainselyb
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I understand that I can add it manually to profiles, but I need to have it add to each user automatically - is there a script of something to copy the shortcut to this directory as the logon?
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robjeeves earned 500 total points
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G'day mate

how about writing a small line into the user login script?

\\sydserver01 is your server in this example

copy \\sydserver01\files\shortcut.lnk c:\%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\

Paths may not be exactly correct but you get this idea.  This will copy shortcut.lnk that you made available on a network share into all users who use that login script.

Hope that helps

Rob
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Cooleo, thanks for the grade and points.  Glad that helped

Rob
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