Windows Desktop Shortcut to the Moveworks Bot Setup Guide


  • Company-branded bot .ico icon file
  • Moveworks deep link to the bot (provided by Moveworks)
  • AD Admin with Group Policy Management Access


  1. Create the desktop shortcut using a Group Policy. On your Windows Server, open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). You can do this either on your domain controller or a member server installed with the GPMC console.
  2. In the GPMC console, expand Domains. Right click your domain and select Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here.
  3. You can name this policy as deploy desktop shortcuts or app shortcuts or anything meaningful. Click OK.
  4. Edit the GPO that you just created.
  5. In the GPMC editor, expand User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Shortcuts. Right click Shortcuts > New > click Shortcut.
  6. In the New Shortcut Properties window, specify the Action as Create. Type the name of the shortcut and specify the Target Type as URL.
  7. Set the Location as All Users Desktop and specify the Target URL.
  8. Finally, you must specify an Icon File.
  9. Click OK. The GPO desktop shortcut is now ready. You can still go back and edit the shortcut if required.
  10. Once you have created and applied the policy, you may need to wait up to two hours for it to be applied to end users.
    1. Note: To force an update, you can run the command gpupdate on the users’ computers or log off and login.

Example Result