Server 2003 - Creating desktop shortcuts for domain users

By Joe Walton
May 16, 2008
  1. How do you create desktop shortcuts for domain users, ive searched loads of forums and tried the login scripts, group policies etc, but im not getting it right...

    can anyone explain how to set this up ?

    feedback would be nice cheers!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Not sure what you mean?

    Umm go to explorer locate your Domain user through the network
    Right click on the drive/folder of the User and select create shortcut (to your Desktop)

    But I think you might be asking how to make Domain Users use Server based folders (like My Documents etc) actually I'm not sure what you mean, other than just creating a shortcut on your Desktop. (you can even manually type it)
    Oh, they must be logged on and shared ofcourse
  3. Joe Walton

    Joe Walton TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Sorry i didnt explain very well, i work in schools as a technician, im trying to set up shortcuts for programs on certain users on the domain... they log on as say "class1" or "class5" etc. just a quicker way instead of goin round each computer setting up the shortcuts

    because certain classes only need certain programs...

    i know you can use login scripts to do this like you can for mapping drives
    ive seen this on loads of forums but cant seem to get it to work

    you create a folder an share it say "logon scripts" for example... put your shortcuts in the folder....

    copy the following into notepad:

    copy "\\Server\Logon Scripts\Short Cut.lnk" "%username%\Desktop"

    then save it as a ".bat" file into "netlogon"

    and then link that to your user in activ directory

    can you see where im going wrong ?

    thanks again
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  5. Joe Walton

    Joe Walton TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Thanks mate thats perfect working fine now

    very helpfull :)
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Thanks for the update.

    Also was there a specific part that helped, or just the entire thread
  7. tgreaves

    tgreaves TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Hmm.. I was about to type exactly that into a reply.. What happends when you do this? Does anything copy at all?

    Have you tried running this from the command line outside of AD login?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Exactly what?

    It's resolved now anyway
  9. tgreaves

    tgreaves TS Rookie Posts: 40

    What he said that he already was trying..

    I see that now, I was just trying to help..
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