How to add to Favorites Bar through Group Policy?

I have two (probably simple) group policy settings question. How do I add a Link in the Favorites Bar (not menu) in IE8 using Group Policy?

Also, I need to add 2 sites to the compatability mode list and would rather not go to each station to do this. Can this be done using GP? If not, does anyone know how to accomplish this via a login script? Thanks!

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acs-mikeAuthor Commented:
Wow! Thanks - that is awesome informaiton and will help me further on down the road as well.

On a side note, I was able to add a Favorite in the favorites menu, but not in the favorites bar, which is where I wanted it. But that was before you passed along this information.

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