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I am looking to create a desktop shortcut to a network drive. We are on a domain, so I am looking to do this via group policy. I would like the shortcut to be placed on the users desktop and be to the network drive of \\server. I am having a hard time getting this to work. Most of the forums I have read through only show how to do \\server\othershare and not just plain \\server. It could be through a script as well, just as long as I can get this to work.

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what is your domain running under? are the DC's 2008? as this can be easily done using group policy preferences –  Trozz Nov 10 '10 at 17:13
    
Yes, we have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain controller. I see the shortcut option in Computer configuration-->Preferences-->Windows Settings-->Shortcuts and then new shortcut, how would I go about the settings under new shortcut properties. In my previous post I do mean double slashes in front of server not just one. Serverfault changed it to one –  jake Nov 10 '10 at 17:22

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Try creating the Shortcut as a Shell Object that points to \\server. Change the Target Type to Shell Object, then go down to Target Object and select Network -> Server.

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