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Redirect Users' Files Icon

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  • Hello, we are using folder redirection and all is working well - except the Users' Files icon on the desktop still points to a local location.  Where in Group Policy can I change this setting to their Home Drive on the server?  Thank you!

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:21 PM

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  • > Hello, we are using folder redirection and all is working well - except
    > the Users' Files icon on the desktop still points to a local location.
    >   Where in Group Policy can I change this setting to their Home Drive on
    > the server?  Thank you!
     
    Since by default, there is no users' files desktop icon, GP doesn't know
    about this shortcut and cannot update it.
     
    You can use GPP "Shortcuts" with Item level targeting for the registry
    value of "Personal" to update this shortcut with the current path.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
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    Thursday, February 26, 2015 3:08 PM
  • Hi Erin L. Wornick,

    Did you refer to Martin's suggestion and solve this issue? Any update?

    Best regards,

    Justin Gu


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    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 7:37 AM
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  • I'm sorry, I have not had a chance to try this.  I will try to later today and get back as soon as I can.
    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:28 PM
  • Sorry I did not respond sooner.  This suggestion didn't work for me, at least if I am understanding Martin's suggestion correctly.  I do not want to add another shortcut to the desktop, as this will confuse users.  I want to change the existing shortcut on the users' desktop, which this suggestion is not doing (maybe I'm doing something wrong?).
    Monday, March 09, 2015 3:49 PM
  • >   I want to change the existing shortcut on the users' desktop, which
    > this suggestion is not doing (maybe I'm doing something wrong?).
     
    Please show what you are doing right now and doesn't work :)
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Monday, March 09, 2015 4:32 PM
  • I am going to User Config->Preferences->Windows Settings->Registry->New Registry Item.  I then use the replace action to push a REG_SZ Value of "H:" to the Personal key in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders.  I tried using the Shortcuts Preference but it didn't replace the icon on the desktop, it created a new icon and left the old one as the local folder.
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:58 PM
  • > I am going to User Config->Preferences->Windows Settings->Registry->New
    > Registry Item.  I then use the replace action to push a REG_SZ Value of
    > "H:" to the Personal key in
    > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders.
     
    As a hint: Special folders should not point to the root of a drive, but
    to a subfolder. Always.
     
    >   I tried using the Shortcuts Preference but it didn't replace the icon
    > on the desktop, it created a new icon and left the old one as the local
    > folder.
     
    Might be you mixed up "All Users Desktop" and "Current Users Desktop" :)
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:37 PM
  • Would it be possible for you to post a screenshot of what you are describing.  I am not doing anything with Shortcuts, I am just pushing a registry item (screenshot below).  From your original post, I don't know how I would push a shortcut using the method you described.


    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:26 PM
  • > I am not doing anything with Shortcuts, I am just pushing a
    > registry item (screenshot below).
     
    So how would you expect a shortcut to update if you just push a registry
    value?
     
     
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:01 AM
  • Well, my reasoning was that said shortcut looks to the registry for a value.  So I searched for the value I was trying to change and pushed registry items to change it.  Thank you for the link.  It explains things much better.  If it doesn't work I'm just going to leave it for now and revisit at a later time.  Thank you for your time.
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:08 PM