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Unable to deploy URL shortcut thru GPO preferences

I'm try to deploy a URL shortcut to the desktop through a GPO. From Windows server 2008 to a Windows 7 computer. When I do a gpupdate on the client the shortcut does not appear. I've tried assigning the GPO to a User configuration and Computer configuration.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
Hi, Pls share how you have implemented it and are you getting any error in event logs.
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
In ADUC, I created an OU and added my test user account to it. In group policy management, I created a policy to add a URL shortcut preference and assigned this policy to the OU that contains my test user account. On my test computer, I logged in as my test user. I opened a command prompt and entered the gpupdate command. The event log on the computer shows the group policy completed successfully  but the icon does not appear on the desktop. I've tried implementing it under User configuration and Computer configuration.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
hi,

1. Run rsop.msc on client machine.
2. Are you able to get the shorcurt if you are manually running your script.
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I ran the rsop.msc and the URL popped up on the desktop like I wanted it to, however, an open window says Group Policy Error in the title bar, the error says "The RSoP snap-in was unable to generate the computer's data due to insufficient permissions. The snap-in will continue to start but only the users's data will be displayed." Below that it says "Access Denied"
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
pls login with local admin or domain admin account and run rsop.msc.
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
ok, I ran rsop.msc under a domain admin account. I don't see anything under RSoP to show that my shortcut policy was applied.

I don't know what you mean on #2 about running a script. This is a GPO not a script. I tried to run gpupdate and that still did nothing under the admin login.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
if in rsop result your policy is not showing that mean your policy is not applied.

reverify and check that you have applied policy correctly or it is being blocked somewhere.
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I thought you just create the policy and assign it to the OU and it is applied. Am I missing a step to apply it correctly?
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
you are doing right steps. may be some other issue. pls go throuth the given url.
http://deployhappiness.com/top-10-ways-to-troubleshoot-group-policy/
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I went through all 10 of those troubleshooting steps and did not find anything out of order.
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
There is a red triangle on the shortcut icon in the Group Policy editor. Is that a problem? If I change the Action to Create or Update it changes to yellow.
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I got it to work. I had to change the GPO shortcut property Location from "All Users Desktop" to "Desktop"
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Steven SIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I solved it.
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