Windows 7 Users Start Menu shortcut

How we can add program shortcut to "Windows 7 Users Start Menu shortcut" ?

previously in windows xp for domain users we are using user domain logon script to copy shortcuts

rem  ::: copy shortcut to Windows xp Users Start Menu using batch script :::

copy "\\testserver\user_shortcuts\*.*"  "%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\"  /y


now this is not working with windows 7 pc for domain users of windows 2003.


Kindly suggest.
mash1978Asked:
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mash1978Author Commented:
Hi,

it giving me below error message:

Access is denied.

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C:\>STartmenu_copy.bat

C:\>if "C:\Users\MK\AppData\Local" == "" (set base=AppData\Microsoft\Windows\Sta
rt Menu )

C:\>copy "c:\user_shortcuts\*.*"  "\"  /y
c:\user_shortcuts\Microsoft Office Word 2007.lnk
Access is denied.
c:\user_shortcuts\TEST_SHORTCUTS.txt
Access is denied.
        0 file(s) copied.
C:\>
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if used command prompt with run as administrator then result is :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd\

C:\>STartmenu_copy.bat

C:\>if "C:\Users\MK\AppData\Local" == "" (set base=AppData\Microsoft\Windows\Sta
rt Menu )

C:\>copy "c:\user_shortcuts\*.*"  "\"  /y
c:\user_shortcuts\Microsoft Office Word 2007.lnk
c:\user_shortcuts\TEST_SHORTCUTS.txt
        2 file(s) copied.
C:\>
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but not showing shortcuts to users start menu

even searched c:\user folder but files not found
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n2fcCommented:
For windows 7 change

%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\

to

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Better to use %APPDATA% ("%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\"), but that requires to check for the OS. One way to do that is:
if "%LocalAppData%" == "" (set base=%UserProfile\Start Menu) else (set base=%AppData%\Microsoft\Start Menu)
copy "\\testserver\user_shortcuts\*.*"  "%base%\"  /y

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n2fcCommented:
Qlemo forgot "Windows" in code sample path...


Should be:
if "%LocalAppData%" == "" (set base=%UserProfile\Start Menu) else (set base=%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu)

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Oops.
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n2fcCommented:
No problem :-)
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
There was a percent sign missing (typo), and so %base% was not set. If you look at the echoed copy command, you'll see it is trying to copy it to "\" - the root folder of the current drive.
if "%LocalAppData%" == "" (set base=%UserProfile%\Start Menu) else (set base=%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu)
copy "\\testserver\user_shortcuts\*.*"  "%base%\"  /y

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mash1978Author Commented:
We can add script in user login script.
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