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Shortcuts not Recreating ?

    Question

  • Users are deleting a Shortcut called bacon, but when the login back in its not creating it ? why

    Friday, October 9, 2015 2:48 PM

Answers

  • "Update" is fine - it will create the object, if it does not exist. But
    since the related GPO has not changed, it will not reapply, unless you
    enable "Apply without changes" (Computer - ADM-Templates - System -
    Group Policy - GPSearch.azurewebsites.net is broken at the moment, so I
    cannot post a direct link...)
     

    or? [Apply once and do not reapply=unselected]

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772371.aspx#BKMK_Apply

    or?

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\
    \Configure Shortcuts preference extension policy processing\

    This policy setting allows you to configure when preference items in the Shortcuts preference extension are updated.

    If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Shortcut preference items are allowed to process across a slow network connection, to be applied during background processing, and to process even if the Group Policy objects (GPOs) are unchanged.
    3. The "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed" option updates and reapplies the preference items even if the preference items have not changed. Many policy implementations specify that they are updated only when changed. However, you might want to update unchanged preference items, such as reapplying a desired preference setting in case a user has changed it.


    Don





    Friday, October 9, 2015 9:56 PM

All replies

  • I believe the action "update" just updates the object that's already there. You might consider testing with "replace" instead.



    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Baseline Technologies

    Friday, October 9, 2015 4:36 PM
  • "Update" is fine - it will create the object, if it does not exist. But
    since the related GPO has not changed, it will not reapply, unless you
    enable "Apply without changes" (Computer - ADM-Templates - System -
    Group Policy - GPSearch.azurewebsites.net is broken at the moment, so I
    cannot post a direct link...)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Friday, October 9, 2015 6:14 PM
  • though the behavior of replace is to do it every time; this is, in part, why i suggested it.



    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Baseline Technologies


    Friday, October 9, 2015 8:25 PM
  • "Update" is fine - it will create the object, if it does not exist. But
    since the related GPO has not changed, it will not reapply, unless you
    enable "Apply without changes" (Computer - ADM-Templates - System -
    Group Policy - GPSearch.azurewebsites.net is broken at the moment, so I
    cannot post a direct link...)
     

    or? [Apply once and do not reapply=unselected]

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772371.aspx#BKMK_Apply

    or?

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\
    \Configure Shortcuts preference extension policy processing\

    This policy setting allows you to configure when preference items in the Shortcuts preference extension are updated.

    If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Shortcut preference items are allowed to process across a slow network connection, to be applied during background processing, and to process even if the Group Policy objects (GPOs) are unchanged.
    3. The "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed" option updates and reapplies the preference items even if the preference items have not changed. Many policy implementations specify that they are updated only when changed. However, you might want to update unchanged preference items, such as reapplying a desired preference setting in case a user has changed it.


    Don





    Friday, October 9, 2015 9:56 PM
  • > /3. The "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed"
    > option updates and reapplies the preference items even if the preference
    > items have not changed.
     
    This one :)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Monday, October 12, 2015 11:01 AM