Solved

windows 7 redirect or copy icons to public desktop folder

Posted on 2011-03-18
3
1,272 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
we need to copy down shortcuts and/or redirect the c:\users\public\public desktop folder in win7.  we have used folder redirect for desktop pointed to a shared desktop secured by ntfs perms.  under this scheme staff can not save any icons to the desktop. have tried using gpo preferences can not change regedit settings; students do not have admin rights on pc. have tried using runas.exe; have tried using autohotkey to run as; no luck so far. thanks for your input.
0
Comment
Question by:brianpcollins
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
chris_martin62 earned 500 total points
ID: 35169568
Why don't you use group policy prefrence shortcuts.  From that you can force a folder or even files to thier desktop.
0
 

Author Comment

by:brianpcollins
ID: 35170034
i am not familar with preference shortcuts.  i tried using prefences files and copying the icons. no work. i tried using prefences and changing the common desktop path, no luck.  will research or look for prefence shortcuts. thanks
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:chris_martin62
chris_martin62 earned 500 total points
ID: 35172092
You may also want to look at putting it in the default users desktop. @ C:\Users\Default\Desktop

Now doing this it will put it on every desktop on anybody that logs onto this computer. Just becarefull on what you put in that folder if you have desktop redircetion enabled. I would not put shortcuts to programs, sometimes in our case we don't have all the same applications on all the computers.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

861 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