Add IE 11 Favorite Bar

I need to use GPO to add shortcuts in IE 11 Favorite Bar (not just favorite shortcuts) to some member servers.

Can someone advise how to do that?

Thanks.
nav2567Asked:
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McKnifeCommented:
These can be deployed by simple file deployment via group policy preference items.
The target would be the
%userprofile%\Favorites\Links
folder.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Favorite Bar is a subdirectory of the %user% favorites
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nav2567Author Commented:
Thanks.  Would you advise how to do group policy preference items?

I just too at a few links but don't quite get it.
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McKnifeCommented:
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nav2567Author Commented:
McKnife,

I create a new file and have the following as source and destination, and I use CREATE:

source: \\server1\updates\favorites\links\ADP.URL
destination: \\server1\userdata\%username%\favorites\links\ADP.URL

I go to the server which has this GPO and do a gpupdate, I logout and login.  I do not see ADP.URL being copied to  \\server1\userdata\%username%\favorites\links
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
destination: %userprofile%\favorites\favorites bar\ADP.URL
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McKnifeCommented:
No no, the path is as I had told him, David. "Favorites bar" does not exist, it's %userprofile%\Favorites\Links
nav2567, you need to configure this in the user settings section of the policy. Source is correct. Destination would be as i told you before: %userprofile%\Favorites\Links\ADP.URL
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
your correct, I don't know where I got favorites bar from
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McKnifeCommented:
You see it in explorer. It's that "great" feature Microsoft introduced in vista and has kept until today to not always show us what folder we are in.
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nav2567Author Commented:
Hey McKnife,

We are using roaming profile and the URLs, for example, have to go into \\server1\userdata\%username%\favorites\links\ADP.URL as a destination.  

I tried %userprofile%\Favorites\Links\ADP.URL but it does not work.
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McKnifeCommented:
Did you do as suggested and use the user configuration portion of the GPO?
Is the GPO linked to an OU where your test user is in?
Both has to be fulfilled.
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McKnifeCommented:
Did you do as suggested and use the user configuration portion of the GPO?
Is the GPO linked to an OU where your test user is in?
Both has to be met.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
what is the result of gpresult /h result.html ?
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nav2567Author Commented:
Thanks, both.  I am using user configuration and link the GPO to the OU that contains the server.  

I am doing a gpresult /R on the server and see the attached error.

Please advise what I should do.
gpo-error.png
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McKnifeCommented:
Not to the Server, link it to the users as it's user configuration.
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nav2567Author Commented:
The issue has been resolved.  Thanks, everyone.
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