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windows 7 redirect or copy icons to public desktop folder

Posted on 2011-03-18
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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.
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Why don't you use group policy prefrence shortcuts.  From that you can force a folder or even files to thier desktop.
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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
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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.
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