Group policy for to restrict desktop icons to only allow shortcuts?
Posted on 2008-11-11
I'm currently rolling out some group policies and I am now becoming familiar with GPMC (group policy management console).
One of the policies I wish to create is one where the user can only create shortcuts on there desktops.. but should be unable to create or save word documents on there desktop, the way that I have thought of, is to somehow only allow certain file extentions for the desktop folder..
But i'm not really sure how i should/can impliment this really, or if there is a better way of doing this?
One of the many reasons of doing this, is that users tend to save documents to there desktop even with a mydocuments redirection to there home folder.
We are currently running both windows server 2000 & 2003, with all workstations running windows XP.
Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated
Thanks & Kind Regards