pinned taskbar icons

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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.

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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>