I need to enable the Quick Launch feature on the Windows XP taskbar on several hundred workstation and don't feel like doing it manually ;) I've tried to monitor registry changes but I'm coming up empty handed.

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The QuickLaunch is actually handled by files instead of registry keys.

First of all you need the following folder created:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Then add any shortcuts (*.lnk files) to this folder and all will be done!
Answered 03/07/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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I know that is where they are held but how do you enable it on the taskbar?
Answered 03/15/2006 by: soaresr
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IIRC, the whole Taskbar is a binary setting in the registry at:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop]
"Taskbar"=hex:.....

So you configure the taskbar the way you want it to look on a test machine, export this key, and deploy it to the machines. It's neither clean nor smart, but I have no other solution at hand.
Answered 04/07/2006 by: KPrinz
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Agreed Kprinz, its messy but currently the only way.
I have had to do this before.

If it helps you can get the order of icons perfect...lol
Answered 04/20/2006 by: rahvintzu
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