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I made a group policy to create shortcuts to the desktop. it worked great. too great. The groups that it was to go out to-- was authenticated users. by mistake. If I correct the group that the policy is to be applied to, how do I get it off the desktops that should no longer have the shortcuts? The shortcut is set up for update. Do I set it to delete and have it update and then apply the policy again?
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Hi,

Open the existing GPO
Select User Configuration --> Preferences --> Windows Settings --> Shortcuts

Right-click Shortcuts and select New --> Shortcut
On the new shortcut properties, select "Delete" for the Action.
Again, select "Desktop" for the Location.
Enter the name for the shortcut.

Reboot the desktop or run gpudate /force from the command line.

This should remove the shortcut from the users' desktop

Regards
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I did change it to delete. without forcing all workstations to reboot or going computer to computer, I'm going to leave it in the delete status until tomorrow when everyone reboots on their own.
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Ok. All the best
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