Icon not working on gp deployed shortcut

I deployed a desktop shortcut to all domain users via GP.  The link works, but the icon is blank.  I selected the icon during the editing of the policy.  What did I do wrong?
lpadmin1Asked:
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costanosNetwork EngineerCommented:
Where is the location of the icon youre using?
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lpadmin1Author Commented:
i saved it to the c:\ of the server i am using for group policy changes
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costanosNetwork EngineerCommented:
Make sure the icon is on the local machine of the computers youre trying to add the icon to.  You can do this using group policy as well.  

Create a new policy called something along the lines of icon transfer.

Edit the policy via Computer config > policies > windows settings > scripts and double click on the “Startup” script.

Click Show files and then right click in that window that comes up and create a new text document, naming it the same as you named the policy (doesn’t have to be the same just for reference) and .cmd extension.  So icontransfer.cmd is good.

Use the following command to make it perform the transfer:  xcopy domain.com\NETLOGON\iconname.ico C:\ /D (to place it in the local computers c:\).  Please change out domain.com with your domain.

Now make sure you place the .ico file in \\domain.com\NETLOGON

Then link this policy to the OUs you need it to run in.  That should do the trick.  Now you just need to change the location you used when you originally chose the icon and point it to \\domain.com\NETLOGON\iconname.ico

Placing it in the \\domain.com\NETLOGON and linking it there without copying it local MIGHT work, i have just not had luck without it being on the local system as well but i am not sure if its coincidence.
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lpadmin1Author Commented:
ok.. i dont know if it needed to be local or not but I did everything you said and did a gpupdate /force in my test OU and the icon is now displaying!

thanks!
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costanosNetwork EngineerCommented:
Glad you got it working!
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