As we have a new helpdesktool which is webbased, we want to create 2 shortcuts (on the desktop and in favorites) to make things easier. Because several people use the same workstation I want to put them under ALLUSERS.
These shortcuts have a *.url extension

The desktop item on the Desktop is no problem, but when I add the same file in the favorites folder nothing happens.
I also tried to create a custom action which copies the installed file to de favorites folder. That works but the file from the desktop is removed.

Anyone some advice?
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If you have Active Directory set up in your environment i would think about using GPO for this. Using an MSI simply for shortcuts is an overkill!
Answered 06/07/2007 by: HotSpot
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as much as I agree with you, it's not always that easy. I've got a couple of MSI's out there that do nothing but put a @#$#@!$ shortcut on the desktop. My customer care group was adament that they wanted it on the desktop in front of the CSR in addition to the favorites.

That being said, there is not way to do a favorite in the all users profile. Favorites are per user and only per user.

hotspot's right though. if possible, use GPO to deploy the favorite to the users.

There are some GPO management products, like Intellipolcy, which will allow you to put shortcuts on the desktop but it's not native.
Answered 06/07/2007 by: Chipster
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