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Window 7 desktop short cuts - how to add and remove through kixtart

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I am having a problem pushing down a registry entry from a kixscript down to a windows 7 workstation. We have a Windows 2003 domain and no 2008 server...yet.
I want to have the user's library folder on the desktop and no other icons
In the kixscript I have the following line
WriteValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu","{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}","1","REG_DWORD")
WriteValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu","{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}","0","REG_DWORD")
WriteValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu","{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}","0","REG_DWORD")
WriteValue("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu","{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}","0","REG_DWORD")

I can go into the registry and set them on the workstation but when I run the login script it won't run them - or at least I don't see the change.  Maybe there is a better way?
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- What happens if you logoff and logon again after doing the changes?
- Use the tool Regshot to do a registry capture of your manual changes to determine the correct keys
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the icons do come and go depending on the registry entry
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so it works or? Could you please explain more detailed?
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if I set these registry entries manually, log off and back on again, the changes take place. I'm hoping to find a solution so that when the users log in, those desktop icons will be there initially. In this office, there are a number (about 20) of users that share 6 pc's. They are all part time so when I look at the Windows XP machines, I will see that most of them have logged into the workstation on most of them.

So I have their Desktops and My Docs remapped to the server, so maybe all I need to do is to make sure that those icons are always on the desktop. How is that done?
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