Use Group Policy to add IE Favorites Bar.

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Is it possible to use Group Policy to add IE Favorites Bar (not shortcuts)?  

Please advise.

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Yes it is.

Steps for add Favorites from “Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Shortcuts”:

1. Open Group Policy Management by “gpmc” command on DC and enter into Editor for Domain Policy that you want to edit.

2. Choose path from “User Configuration-> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Shortcuts”, and create a new shortcut:

3. Please input name in “Name”, select “URL” in ”Target type:”, select “Explorer Favorites” in “Location”, input url you expect in “Target URL”, such as

5. Run “gpupdate /force” on client machine, IE can get Favorites setting as expected.

I just tested this and it works fine.

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