|You will need to edit the registry as follows|
Start - Run - Regedit
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
Modify/Create the Value Name [CommonDesktop] according to the Value Data listed below.
Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name: CommonDesktop
Value Data: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
Exit Registry and Reboot
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