Best way to create RDP shortcut on all users desktops and roll out via GPO?

Hi guys

I'm trying to roll out an RDP shortcut via GPO to ALL users machines under a particular OU. I need the IP address of the server that they will be connecting to, to be set before hand so that they can just double click on the icon and be prompted by their username/password.

The server they are connecting to is Windows 2012 R2, but the actual AD domain controllers are Windows 2008 R2.

What is the best way to do this?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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engeltjeCommented:
What I woud do is create a desktop shortcut, pointing to the right RDP.
This can been distributed to all clients in a specific OU using a login script or group policy.
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Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
Yep, create an RDP shortcut with required settings(except username and password) on your computer. Save the shortcut to an accessible network location all staff have access to . Then create a GPO to roll out the shortcut to the computers as so:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2014/02/17/adding-shortcuts-on-desktop-using-group-policy-preferences-in-windows-8-and-windows-8-1/
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YashyAuthor Commented:
Thanks peeps .I've done this but nothing is showing on people's desktops.

I've attached the properties of the shortcut. So for example, the new .RDP shortcut is saved in the location \\192.168.10.35\clientapps\RDP Shortcut\NewRDP.rdp\. I've also added the content for the 'Start In' section as it looked like that's where it will look at to put the RDP file onto their desktopst. Is this correct?
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Huig GuijtSystem AdministratorCommented:
That approach is possible but not the easiest. It has too many obstacles like network access to said fileserver, fileshare permissions etc. Why don't you point out your shortcut to the local system: %windir%\system32\mstsc.exe? Then, define your RD Session host and other options within the arguments field like /v:<Server>. You might want to test your shortcut by entering the complete action in a command prompt.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
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