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GPO to run existing desktop shortcut at login RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Im attempting to create a GPO that will run a desktop shortcut when the user logs in.

    Ive created the GPO and navigated to Computer Configuration > Policies > Admin Templates > System > Logon > Run these programs at user logon

    The path im using is apparently not correct: C:\%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Shortcut.lnk

    Ive tinkered with removing C:\ from the path with no success.

    If i move the .lnk to a folder like c:\windows and point the path to C:\windows\shortcut.lnk  it works fine. Unfortunately it has to be from the users desktop. All our machines are currently running win 10.

    Any help is very much appreciated.


    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:09 AM