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All Users Desktop

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  • Hi,

    I'm setting up Vista Business on a laptop, to be used on a domain by more than one user.  I want to install some desktop shortcuts that are to be used by all users.

    In WinXP/2k, this was done by copying the shortcuts to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop folder.  I understand that Vista has changed the location to C:\Users and also to C:\ProgramData folders.  Searching both of these, I can't find a Desktop folder for the shortcuts.

    Is there a Desktop folder for this, or is there now a different approach for this?

    Thanks!

    Monday, April 09, 2007 2:27 PM

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  • You are looking in the right spot.  C:\users\public\public desktop.  I believe it is a hidden folder.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 3:33 PM
  • Definitely use the \Public location, but note that C:\Users\All Users\Desktop is there, but it marked as a "protected operating system file" and is a shortcut.  Perhaps something to do with the security virtualization?  Note the permissions... 


    Command Prompt >
    c:\Users\All Users\Desktop
            Everyone:(DENY)(S,RD)
            Everyone:(RX)
            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(F)
            BUILTIN\Administrators:(F)

    c:\Users\Public\Desktop
            BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(F)
            NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE:(OI)(CI)(RX)
            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(F)
            OFFICE\System Administrator:(OI)(CI)(IO)(DE,DC)

     


    Sunday, April 29, 2007 4:26 AM