Help me understand deployment of pinned items on the taskbar RRS feed

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  • This is really a Server 2008 R2 question; but the basics are the same, and I'm guessing there is more activity here.


    So I've set up a 2008 R2 RDS server; and I want to deploy pinned items to the users. Why Microsoft hasn't provided a GPP for this is beyond me; but whatever works makes me happy!

    From what I gather, the way to do it is to deploy the shortcuts to %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar; and then I'll have to export the settings from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband and deploy to the users.


    However. This doesn't work, as the Taskband-settings seem to be referring directly to the originating users link; to which other users have no access. I've verified this by editing security on this users folder, and thus making it work.

    This is not a good way to do it though.

    Seriously MS; why make this so hard. A GPP would be SO MUCH better, and can NOT be that hard to provide.



    Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:03 PM

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