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Group Policy Preferences - RDP FIle to ALl Users Desktop (Windows 7)

I am trying to deploy a .rdp file to All Users Desktop via Group Policy.

I have used Group Policy Preferences before, and thought I had used the Files part to copy a file but am having issues.

I make the change in Computer Preferences for the targeted Windows 7 Workstations, and am copying from a shared folder via \\Server\ShareName\File.rdp with a destination All Users Desktop. I have added Domain Computers to Security on Share as I think GPP gets applied from Computer Account, but for some reason it does not work.
To get the All Users Desktop on Windows 7 machine I initially tried C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop\file.rdp AND I also then tried C:\file.rdp.

What am I doing wrong?
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
Try to use this path:

Levi GwynCommented:
I think the path to all users' desktop in Windows 7 is C:\Users\Public\Desktop\.  It's hidden and requires admin rights to place anything in here.  GP should do that though.
NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
Nope, Public profile/folder is not hidden.

Default profile is hidden and it should be used as that profile is used when creating each new profile on the system.
FlippAuthor Commented:
I think I have my anser with this:

I will need to also consider some XP machines, so this helps out. Also, I do not want to deploy to Default Desktop - I prefer to have one object on ALl Users which is then easy to update.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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