Shortcuts Extension

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Group Policy includes the Shortcuts preference extension. For computers or users, this extension allows you to:

  • Create a shortcut.

  • Modify the properties of a shortcut.

  • Delete a shortcut.

Getting started

You can create and configure Shortcut preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

**   └ Preferences**

**      └ Windows Settings**

**         └ Shortcuts**

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: