Have a client that would like the user's in the OU to have all the same desktop view. All clients are Windows 7. We'd like just to have the icons for a few apps like Office and Firefox and a few URLs. We don't want users to be able to save to the desktop. This is a mix of new and existing user accounts, and nothing saved on the desktop currently is necessary (extra programs they don't need to see). So we'd like the GPO to essentially remove all the icons and add the ones that we want. But I know the icons vary and creating a delete policy for every possibility is not administratively efficient. Is there any way to do this by GPO so that the Desktop is wiped clean and they just get the icons we want them to have?
Yes, you can do this. What you can do is create a Folder Redirection policy that redirects the Desktop Folder to a single location that has all the shortcuts you want to appear on the desktop. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732275(v=ws.11).aspx
On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast. There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs.
Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…