Solved

Redirecting favorities using IE8

Posted on 2010-11-17
5
243 Views
Last Modified: 2014-06-16
Hello could someone please explain how to redirect favorities from IE8 to a network share using group policy. Ive been able to redirect desktop shortcuts ok using group policy but not favorities.
0
Comment
Question by:borismaur786
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Barthax earned 500 total points
ID: 34154492
Internet Explorer 8 stores the Favourites in the same location as previous versions of Internet Explorer: "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites".  So redirecting that folder to your desired location would be the solution and the user would keep their Favourites local to the machine in times of the network location being unavailable.

Alternatively, the registry for each user holds their folder in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders registry key.  Using a GPO to alter this value would mean the favourites would not be stored on the local machine at all.  Petri.co.il has a guide on creating the necessary ADM and configuring this solution via http://www.petri.co.il/redirect-favorites-cookies-folder-using-group-policy.htm# .
0
 

Author Comment

by:borismaur786
ID: 34154811
Ok thanks for that will test that out this evening. Just wondering though is it possible for a user to add a url to thier favorities and for the same url to be available as a favorite on the other users browsers? or is it possible to collate all url/favorites on one network share and push out those specific favorites to all users?
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Barthax
ID: 34155741
I have not tried anything like that - I've always considered favourites to be individual.  However, that said, they are just files, so if everyone had the same setting (using the second possibility above, probably) then they would all be shared from the same location.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Did you know that more than 4 billion data records have been recorded as lost or stolen since 2013? It was a staggering number brought to our attention during last week’s ManageEngine webinar, where attendees received a comprehensive look at the ma…
The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server views from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Access…
Basics of query design. Shows you how to construct a simple query by adding tables, perform joins, defining output columns, perform sorting, and apply criteria.

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question