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Populating menus on Citrix XenApp servers using GPO's

Posted on 2012-09-18
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Last Modified: 2012-09-22
I want to populate some menus differently for different AD user groups on my Citrix servers. I would like to use an AD GPO to put shortcuts into the menu.  
I have seen this done using AD GPO's and shortcuts placed in a network share.  

As an example the accounting software should only have the shortcuts visible to a user if they are in the AD group for Accounts.

I have Windows 2008R2 and XenApp6

Can anyone tell me how to do this?
Question by:Xenon6
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Use the Group Policy preferences to create your shortcut.  Expand your policy and go into the Preferences section. Underneath there, you will find a shortcuts section.

On the right hand side, you will right click and select new shortcut.  On the 2nd tab of the shortcut creation, there is a section for Item Level targeting.   You will use the targeting GUI to say user is a member of the appropriate security group.  That's pretty much it :-)

Be aware though, a lot of filtered items can slow down your group policy processing.  If there are a *lot* of differences it may be better to script the shortcuts with something like KiX32 or AutoIT.


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The full path is:  User Configurations > Preferences > Windows Settings > Shortcuts

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