How do you configure default desktop shortcuts in Remote Desktop Services?

We have implemented a new Server 2008 R2 server running Remote Desktop Services. All the users are able to connect without any problems and everything is working great. Just a simple question of customization, now. How can you set default desktop shortcuts for users? Currently, when a new user logs in, they have a blank desktop. We don't want to reset any users who have already arranged their desktop icons how they see fit, but we would like to be sure that a specific application's shortcut shows up on everyone's desktop, new or already set up. How can we accomplish this?
horizontechgroupAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Open the Users\Public\Desktop folder and put any shortcuts or links in there. They will show up for all users on the Terminal Server.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
horizontechgroupAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly! Thanks! This does duplicate shortcuts if the user has already added them to their desktop, but it looks like there's no way around that.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.