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shortcut placement on Desktop

    Question

  • Hi,

    the QUESTION:

    need to automate a shortcut placement on a Desktop to the .rdp file for logged in user from:

    START BUTTON  \All Programes \ Remote App and Desktop Connections \ Work resources \ APPNAME.rdp

    or from:

    "C:\Users\green\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Workspaces\{E5890ADA-FFA4-4064-AEE5-D12A10EBAC97}\PROD (Work Resources).rdp"

    {E5890ADA-FFA4-4064-AEE5-D12A10EBAC97} is unique for each profile.

    DETAILED INFO:

    General info:

    I am using RDS 2012 Remote App.
    Microsoft doesn't provide shortcut of a published APP placement on Desktop on Windows 7.

    Plus it requires WebFeed link in the Remote App and Desktop Connections(RADC) in Control Panel for each user profile
    entered manually. (NOT a problem for W8.1)

    (WEBFEED insertion is not a question in the post)

    When WebFeed is entered in RADC the shortcut (.rdp) to Remote App appears under:

    START BUTTON  \All Programes \ Remote App and Desktop Connections \ Work resources \ APPNAME.rdp

     My goal:

    to automate placement of APPNAME_Shortcut.rdp to the current user Desktop.

    I tried:

    To use Group policy Preferences FILES for placing the .rdp file on the Desktop for any user profile.

    There was no problem with the .rdp placement. It worked fine. But the file itself didn't open.

    Further I found that  one parameter in the path to the file is unique for each profile. So one user's file cannot be used for other profiles.

    As I see. the only way (theoretically) to reach the goal is to place a shortcut to RDP file from logged in user path:

    "C:\Users\green\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Workspaces\{E5890ADA-FFA4-4064-AEE5-D12A10EBAC97}\PROD (Work Resources).rdp" or copy/ create shortcut from START button\All Programs\...........

    As I mentioned {E5890ADA-FFA4-4064-AEE5-D12A10EBAC97} is unique for each profile.

    The Target in .rdp file properties under:

    START BUTTON  \All Programes \ Remote App and Desktop Connections \ Work resources \ APPNAME.rdp

    for user GREEN is

    %systemroot%\system32\mstsc.exe "C:\Users\green\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Workspaces\{E5890ADA-FFA4-4064-AEE5-D12A10EBAC97}\PROD (Work Resources).rdp"

    Could SHORTCUTS in GPO Preferences be used? or some script?

    Thanks.


    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis


    • Edited by pob579 Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:01 AM
    Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:59 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    >>Could SHORTCUTS in GPO Preferences be used? or some script?

    Based on the description, we can try to use GPP Shortcuts extension to do this.

    Regarding how to configure a Shortcut Item, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Configure a Shortcut Item

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753580.aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

    • Proposed as answer by Prabhu Mallick Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:16 AM
    • Marked as answer by pob579 Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:13 PM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:24 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    >>Could SHORTCUTS in GPO Preferences be used? or some script?

    Based on the description, we can try to use GPP Shortcuts extension to do this.

    Regarding how to configure a Shortcut Item, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Configure a Shortcut Item

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753580.aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

    • Proposed as answer by Prabhu Mallick Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:16 AM
    • Marked as answer by pob579 Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:13 PM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:24 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Frank.

    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:13 PM