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Add URLs to IE Favorites Bar via GPO

Windows 7, Server 2008R2. How can I add URLs to the IE Favorites Bar? I want to make sure that if URL already exists under the same, no duplicates are created or they overwrite existing ones, if possible.
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Vadim RappCommented:
Here's how. Replacing/non replacing is controlled by the checkboxes.
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nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
Vadimrapp1: this option is only available at individual workstation but not at the server/domain level. I need the latter one. Thanks.
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Vadim RappCommented:
The screenshot above was taken from the real group policy object in active directory, which would apply to whatever scope you apply it to. This particular option is under User Configuration, so it applies to the users rather than machines.
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nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
Yep, my bad - was looking under Computer instead. Will the new URLs be under Favorites or under Favorites Bar. I need them under the latter one and also make sure that the Bar is displayed/enabled if it isn't because some users don't display it
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Vadim RappCommented:
They will be under menu Favorites, and, if the Favorites bar becomes visible, they will be there as well.screenshot
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Vadim RappCommented:
...as for forced showing of the bar, I'm not sure it's possible by group policy. Group policy can prohibit showing of certain toolbars, tabs and such, but it normally does not force them onto the screen, also since the user can at any time show or hide any bar as they wish.

You can find out if showing of favorites bar is achieved by certain registry setting (I would monitor registry activity during the change, using Process Monitor), and if you find it, you can always create an .adm file for that setting, and add it to the administrative templates of the group policy object. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225087 has details about that.
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nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
OK, I see. Is there a way via GPO to force the Bar to show as well? Or should I ask this as a separate question? Thanks.
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Vadim RappCommented:
already answered, see above. :-)
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nfinorthitAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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