I am trying to make all the taskbar icons the same for all four windows virtual desktop servers, I can't use group policy on these because of a different matter. Is there a registry setting or a folder I can copy to the servers to make the pinned taskbar icons the same? I followed guides for windows 10 but they don't seem to work on windows 10 multisession.
They do, you need to import it together with the startmenu layout. After exporting, rename it to .bin and import it as admin on the machine: (while being in that directory) Import-StartLayout -MountPath $env:systemdrive\ -LayoutPath "StartLayout.bin"
All new users will get the pinned icons, make sure they are installed before logging in.
Piece of the XML file I used: (this needs to be pasted before the last row in your start menu layout configuration) <CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace"> <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout> <taskbar:TaskbarPinList> <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools\File Explorer.lnk" /> <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Outlook 2016.lnk" /> </taskbar:TaskbarPinList> </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout> </CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection>