Mandatory Quick Launch

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 5.5 +

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: November 4, 2014




The Quick Launch (shown below) is captured by Profile Unity at Logoff. Therefore, if the user enables the Quick Launch, he/she will see the quick launch next time on a non persistent desktop.

However, this example shows how an administrator can control who will have the "Quick Launch" enabled by default.

In addition, the administrator can set certain items in the Quick Launch folder. 






no symptoms



Possible Resolution(s)


NOTE: This is not a ProfileUnity Feature, however, it is possible to enable the Quick Launch by editing certain registry keys.


1. Click on the "Configuration Management" and choose your configuration. Click on the "Registry" component.

2. Add a registry rule and add the following entries


Filter - No Filter - Apply this to all
Action - Add Value
Key - Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop
Data Type - REG_BINARY
Value - TaskbarWinXP
Data - 0c000000080000000200000000000000aa4f2868486ad0118c7800c04fd918b400000000c00c000000000000260000000000000000000000260000000000000

Description - Quick Launch
Disabled - False




3. The rule should look like the rule shown above in a red square with a number 3 in the middle.

4. Exclude Quick Launch from being captured by portability rulesets.

Edit your Windows Explorer rule (in "Portability Management"), and write an Exclusion rule to ensure the following key is not captured in any Windows Explorer rule


Operation - Exclude

Scope - Tree

Hive - HKCU

Path - Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop




5. In order to include particular items into a Quick Launch the administrator can copy the items form the network to a local directory where the Quick Launch is retrieving the icons form. 

Create an App Launcher rule (an option in the configuration)


Filespec: xcopy.exe

Arguments: xcopy "\\server\path" "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" /d /y /r /k

NOTE: Please change the server path to the one used in your environment

Timing: During configuration execution

Schedule: Everyday

Frequency: Every Logon


Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request


Article is closed for comments.