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Cusomizing Quicklaunch Icons Via Group Policy

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Hello And thanks in advance for your assistnace.

I have a client that (dont ask!) all users logon as the same username, so the user configuration area in gpo editor cant be used.  To the best of my knowledge the user confuration\start menu and taskbar is where you can configure the quick launch area.  I need to basically assign quicklaunch icon based on the computer configuration area in a windows server 2003 environment.

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If users log in with the same user, you *can* still apply user configuration settings as long as it's an AD user. You just need to link the GPO to the OU the user is in. You can also use policy loopback to apply user configuration settings to a computer object.

That said, you can't modify which icons show up on the quicklaunch bar through a GPO. It is managed through files. http://www.petri.co.il/quickly_edit_quick_launch_icons_in_windows_xp_2003.htm has details on how to control what shows up on the task bar. To change all the quicklaunch icons in your location, you will need to use a script to copy the shortcuts to the location listed in that article.
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