Create shortcut on workstation using group policy


In my case, I had a shared folder on the server and I wanted to create a shortcut to a client machine that will point to shared folder on the server.

I have done the following:

  1. I created a shortcut in shared folder  that we will serve as a distribution point for client
  2. In shortcut I point to the location of my shared folder that i won’t client to open  
  3. I made a GPO with a logon script  .bat that executes the following

copy /y "\\den-dc1 \clientshare\shortcutName.url" "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\" 


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