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       13 Feb 2018 #10

    Thanks. I may mark this for later use, but right now these are my little obsessive one-time tweaks after imaging a PC to make my life a little easier.
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  2.    20 Apr 2018 #11

    You can also use:

    desk.cpl ,5

    instead of

    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
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       20 Apr 2018 #12

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  4.    18 May 2018 #13

    I tried the Add_This-PC_Desktop_Icon.reg tweak but I have not had any luck with it (Windows 10 1803 build)

    I was hoping to use this tweak on a sysprepped image so that new domain users could have This PC on their desktop by default.
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       18 May 2018 #14

    Hello Yuudachi, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I just tested on my v1803 to verify, and it's still working for me.

    Did you refresh (F5) you desktop after merging the .reg file?
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  6.    18 May 2018 #15

    Thank you. The registry tweak does work on the profile on which it is run -- but not on subsequent profiles.

    I was creating a generalized sysprep, so when after joining the domain and having a user to log in to it for the first time, they don't get the This PC shortcut on their desktop (but it is under administrator, which is the profile I ran the registry on).
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       18 May 2018 #16

    Correct. It will only get applied to the current account, and not all users.

    I suppose you could create a This PC shortcut and place it in the "C:\Users\Default\Desktop" folder to have it available for any new accounts created afterwards.
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