how to display "my documents", "my network places", "my computer" on user's desktop in domain environment?

how to display "my documents", "my network places", "my computer" on user's desktop in win 2003  domain environment? I tried to look for GPO, but it seems none there.
I have already did folder direction in GPO, so when user open my documents, it direct to their own home folder on the server.
okamonAsked:
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okamonAuthor Commented:
by the way, I know enable the Classic Start menu would work in GPO. But I am looking for other solution
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archilliousCommented:
Default User Desktop profile
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archilliousCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959753/en-us
sorry i wasn't more clear, but this sums it up.
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mangofourCommented:
Go to display properties (right click the desktop)
desktop tab
customise desktop button
tick the required items
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okamonAuthor Commented:
none of the above is for me. I don't think I want to go though each pc and do it
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archilliousCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Miscellaneous/Q_21411398.html

Sorry i miss read the question.  I hope this one is better.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
I still have no idea how to do it. That article is placing shortcut in each pc, i think my situation is different
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okamonAuthor Commented:
there is no GP for this, except for "enable the Classic Start menu".
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Psy053Commented:
I just tested these registry settings in my lab and they seemed to work well.

To get these to apply to all of your users, you could save the below snippet to your NetLogon share as DesktopIcons.reg and then create a batch file in your NetLogon share that will apply the DesktopIcons.reg

For example:
regedit.exe /s DesktopIcons.reg


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000
"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000
"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000

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Psy053Commented:
Sorry, once you create the .reg and the batch file you will then need to add the batch file to the Login Scripts section of the appropriate Group Policy Object that will be applied to your users.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanx Psy053!! it sounds it will work, but i am not sure how to do it, can you show me  step by step? thank you very much!
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okamonAuthor Commented:
this is what I have done, but not working....
1. I created the DesktopIcons.reg file in %SystemRoot%\sysvol\sysvol\<DomainName>\scripts
2. created bat file (regedit.exe /s DesktopIcons.reg in the file) in %SystemRoot%\sysvol\sysvol\<DomainName>\scripts
3. go to each user's profile/logon script -> DesktopIcons.bat
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Psy053Commented:
Have you tested running the script manually to ensure that there are no errors?

What may be happening is that the changes to registry are occuring too late into the login process, which would mean that the User would need to log off and then back on before the changes come into affect.

A possible way around this may changing the DesktopIcons.reg so the values are applied to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE instead of HKEY_CURRENT_USER, which in theory would apply the settings to all users. If you were to do it this way, you would need have the script run from a Group Policy Startup Script instead of a Login Script.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
Do you know what's the differnece between %SystemRoot%\sysvol\sysvol\<DomainName>\scripts and
\\[domain]\SysVol\[domain]\Policies\{0C2F9E11-B37E-464D-B177-CB4292BA131F}\User\Scripts\Logon?

The first one I know is used when I create logon script in user's profile. I create the script file in the folder.

Second one it seems for Group policy..... if i place script file in %SystemRoot%\sysvol\sysvol\<DomainName>\scripts... is it going to work?
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Psy053Commented:
Yes, that's the NETLOGON Share, that's where the script belongs.

Also, I find it easier to get to that folder by using
\\<DCName>\NETLOGON
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