'm in the process of building a package and part of the request is to have an IE shortcut added to all profiles when the package installs. Now, I just discovered that creating an IE shortcut in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites" does not actually add any type of shortcut in IE (does anyone know why this is the case). So I'm currently looking to find a way add a favorite to IE. I tried doing a snapshot but it didn't seem to work. Anyone have any ideas?
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I used a GPO applied against Authenticated Users

In GPO:
User Configuration
|_ Windows Settings
|_Internet Explorer Maintenence
|_URLs
|_Favorites and Links
Answered 01/31/2007 by: fosteky
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That would work but I don't have access to do that. Any other suggestions? :)
Answered 01/31/2007 by: dpolishsensation
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Hey you're right that doesn't work. I suppose you could always script it.
Answered 01/31/2007 by: turbokitty
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Is it possible to add an IE favorite through the registry (HKLM?) so that it populates a specific favorite for all profiles?
Answered 02/01/2007 by: dpolishsensation
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Are there any other per-user aspects to this package? If not, then I suppose you'll have to script something to run for each user, perhaps via Active Setup.

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Answered 02/18/2007 by: mazessj
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Yes - there are also desktop shortcuts that are created for the users but I just copied the shortcut to All Users-> Desktop for this.
Answered 02/19/2007 by: dpolishsensation
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Yup. ActiveSetup or a VBS CA.
I seem to remember someone posting a script in the scripting forum that would populate a file in each profile...
Or ask your resident VBS guru if you're not him/her.
Answered 02/19/2007 by: turbokitty
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turbokitty,

Sounds like your last suggestion is using a script to search out all user profiles on the machine and installing a shortcut into each profile's Favorites folder. Then to address new users, put a copy of the shortcut into Default User\Favorites. Ugly, but effective.

dpolishsensation,
What is the desktop shortcut? Is it the same as the favorite? Will users always use the desktop shortcut? Depending on what the desktop shortcut is for, you might be able to use it as a way to install things for the current user, if you can make it an advertised shortcut.

--Josh
Answered 02/19/2007 by: mazessj
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ORIGINAL: mazessj
Ugly, but effective.


I've got that on my business cards.
Answered 02/20/2007 by: turbokitty
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We place web application shortcuts into Start Menu (All Users) through a package. I guess we could go GPO route as fosteky suggested, but an application is an application, even though it's web based.
Answered 02/20/2007 by: revizor
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Good one, TK. [:D]
Answered 02/21/2007 by: mazessj
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