Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How to deploy Windows 7 Taskbar Pinned Icons by Group Policy

Windows 7 Taskbar pinned icons are stored in the following locations:

File System:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskband


To deploy it, you can perform the following steps:

1. Configure Pinned items on a Windows 7 system as a reference computer.

2. Export Registry Key to pinned.reg file:


And copy items in the "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" to a shared folder.

3. Create a logon script to deploy the registry keys and copy the corresponding files.

Please note that the “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned” folder is only created after a user has pinned an icon to the taskbar. In the logon script, you will need to create the “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar” folder if it does not exist.

More Information:

If you want to pin items to the Start Menu, you may refer to the following script:

Pin Items to the Start Menu or Windows 7 Taskbar via Script




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