Custom ADM template to redirect Favorites for Windows XP workstations. Copy the text below to a notepad file and save with .adm extension. Import the ADM file into your GPO and change the path for your environment.
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CATEGORY “Custom Policies”
PART “Redirect Favorites” EDITTEXT
KEYNAME “Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders”
DEFAULT “H:\MY DOCUMENTS\Favorites”
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Question: How to deploy Windows 7 Taskbar Pinned Icons by Group Policy
Answer: Windows 7 taskbar pinned icons are stored in the following locations:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
To deploy it, you can perform the following steps:
- Configure Pinned items on a Windows 7 system as a reference computer.
- Export Reigstry Key to pinned.reg file:
- And copy items in the “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar” to a shared folder.
Create a logon script to deploy the registry keys and copy the corresponding files.
If you want to pin items to the Start Menu, you may refer to the following script:
Pin Items to the Start Menu or Windows 7 Taskbar via Script
How does the client know if the GPP item is applied? Match the UID of the FilterRunOnce setting in the XML file of the GPO on sysvol to the UID in the key below. Delete the one item in question and perform a gpupdate /force for the setting to reapply.
Often overlooked, best way to troublshoot GPO issues is by enabling the logging capabilities.