I have installed the Remote Server Admin Tools to my Vista SP1 computer, and I am able to open up the original group policy I created from the Windows 2003 server console. So far, so good.
Now, one of the reasons I want to use the Vista SP1 station is that the new tools allow (supposedly), to do additional group policy preferences, like applying shortcuts, registry settings etc. I open up the group policy (START-->PROGRAMS-->ADMIN TOOLS-->GROUP POLICY MANAGER (as Administrator)), open up the group policy, and create a desktop shortcut, that should point to all users desktops....but on the stations...nothing happens.
I am editing the area under: User Configuration-->Preference
One thing I noticed is that is seems to be using the environment variable %CommonDesktopDir% which unless it is built in somewhere, does not seem to exist on any computer I can find.