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Win2k policies for desktop shortcuts

By Chad Dykstra ·
I'm having a slight problem...maybe someone can help me out. I'll start by explaining what I'm trying to accomplish.

On our 2000 domain, we have global security groups. For example, areausers and testusers. On one of our databases servers there is a folder called policyinfo that contains the names of various groups - inside those folders are folders for 'desktop' and 'start menu'. These contain individual icons for members of these groups. For instance, if my account is a member of 'areausers', I log into the terminal server and those icons are put on my desktop.

We have a new Win2003 terminal server. The profiles seem to be working fine (drives are mapped, etc. in the profile) but the icons will not show up on the desktop of the server for any users except one, which is what troubles me.

I am unfamiliar with this setup, and I have no idea what points these terminal servers to the \\server\share\policyinfo folder to gather those shortcuts. Does anyone know how this works and how I can get it to work on the new server? Thanks!


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by shawn In reply to Win2k policies for deskto ...

There is an option when creating a GPO to redirect specific folders, inclusing the STart menu, the desktop, and My Documents, among others. Look to see if a GPO has been configured with the options set to point to your server.

Since the new server is Windows 2003, you may need to use a 2003 template to create these settings in a GPO. Check the Microsoft support site for more information.

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