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GPO to deploy Web Folder

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Hi
We would like to deploy web folders using GPO to users in our domain so that they can access a SharePoint file system through Office applications.  UNC paths do not work for this purpose very well as folder structure can be missing ie we would like to use a GPO to deploy a "My Network Place" to http://test/document library/doclib1

We have a 2008 server on the domain to administer GP as it was suspected this would help

Urgent help greatly appreciated
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If you have Windows 2008 you can use Group Policy Extensions to achieve this.
Have a look at: http://www.eggheadcafe.com/conversation.aspx?messageid=34099701&threadid=34092341
Someone trying to do a similar thing.

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Hi dematzer

I have been here already.  Unfortunately the string does not provide an answer.  Having also surfed extensively, EE was my last resort.

Thanks
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What OS are your clients running?
Do they have Client Side Extensions installed for Group Policy Extensions? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731892(WS.10).aspx

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We run XP Pro and yes.  What seems to happen when following the uinstructions as suggested is that a shortcut will appear for the Internet Site and not a Web Folder.

When choosing the folder option during the GPO configuration it will only let you use a UNC path
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Is using a script out of the question?
You could then create a shortcut in: %USERPROFILE%\NetHood

Or alternatively create your shortcut and put the lnk file on a network share then run the following in a loginscript: copy /y "\\server\servershare\shortcut.lnk" "%USERPROFILE%\NetHood\"
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sorry ignore the .lnk if you create a netfolder shre I dont think it had it.
I just did this in an SBS2003 environment and it worked OK
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