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Add shortcut to Start Menu for all desktops

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I am trying to add an RDP shortcut to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu directory on all of our workstations.

So far i have tried doing this with a VBS script computer start up GPO, no luck. I tried using GPO preferences to grab the RDP shortcut from our sysvol directory and copy it to the start menu directory, no luck either.

Anyone have an easy way of accomplishing this?
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What flavor Windows are you using?
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windows server 2008 R2
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Ended up creating a VB script that will run bat files in elevated command prompt. Made a bat file that will copy the shortcut from the network share and place it in the start menu directory of the local computer.

Deployed the VB script out as a computer start up script with GPO. Tested and verified it works!!
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Being pointed in the right direction by someone is pretty much that person contributing to the resolution.  Be kind and share some points.
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As you are looking for something really ordinary, you should not have to use complicated methods (as your elevated script surely is). If you use group policy preferences, and you use it correctly, namely in the computer config section of a policy directed at computer objects, it will work.
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Ended up creating a VB script that will run bat files in elevated command prompt. Made a bat file that will copy the shortcut from the network share and place it in the start menu directory of the local computer.

Deployed the VB script out as a computer start up script with GPO. Tested and verified it works!!
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