Description:In this article, I am going to explain about how to Add or Create Folder on every user's desktop through Group Policy. This is a very common task in any domain environment for either all of your user’s desktop or to a certain group of user’s desktop depending on your needs.
Steps to Create Folder on desktop via Group Policy1. Open the Group Policy Management console by running the command gpmc.msc.
2. Expand the tree and Right-click on the OU you want this policy to be applied to. Now, I am going to apply users who are under the OU SupportTeam. so Right-click the OU SupportTeam, and click Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here...
3. Give the new policy name and click OK. Here, I am giving the policy name folder-policy
4. Now right-click on the newly created GPO folder-policy and click edit.
5. In the Group Policy Management Editor window, expand User Configuration and go to the node Folders(User Configuration/Preferences/Windows Settings/Folders).
6. Right-click in the white empty area, select New and then select Folder.
7. In the General tab, fill the following details:
Select Action: Create
and type Path: %userprofile%\Desktop\SupportTeam
8. Click on the Common tab.
Select Remove this item when it is no longer applied and select OK to the prompt about changing the Action field to ‘Replace’.What this will do is remove the icon if we delete this policy, or if the user falls out of the OU structure that has this policy applied to it.
9. In the Description field, write the description as easy way to understand what is this policy, click Apply, and OK.
10. Now update the GPO by running the command gpupdate /force
11. That's all. Now we have successfully created new GPO policy to create SupportTeam Folder in every user's desktop for the users who are under OU SupportTeam. You can see SupportTeam Folder by logging into any of the user's desktop who are under SupportTeam OU
Now, you can create your own GPO to Create Folder on Desktop via Group Policy as per your wish.......
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