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Administratively assign taskbar pinned items

Hi,

I've got groups of users configured with administratively assigned Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts. I want to be able to replicate this for items pinned to the Taskbar:

Staff taskbar has applications X, Y, Z (shortcuts are already configured in folder A)
Students taskbar has applications 1, 2, 3 (shortcuts are already configured in folder B)

Does anyone have any idea how this could be configured please?
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douceg
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douceg
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tausifsfaridCommented:
Hi,

For both categories of people you can separately assign pinned applications, just go to the path below:

"C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar"

User-Name will be user's login name.

You can copy and paste the shortcuts here for assigning pinned applications to the user.
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doucegAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for that... I've just tried it, but it hasn't worked... the test user doesn't have the required batch of shortcuts pinned to the taskbar.

I've read somewhere that there has to be a registry entry too, but I can't figure that out!

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tausifsfaridCommented:
You can try with this location, because there is no need to provide user name with it.

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
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eli_cookCommented:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2009/04/08/pin-items-to-the-start-menu-or-windows-7-taskbar-via-script.aspx

This technet blog describes how to use a script to pin a taskbar item and has included scripts to use.
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doucegAuthor Commented:
Although it is the correct MS resource, it isn't the easiest set of instructions to follow.
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