Here is something we would like to do for users, but I am not sure if it
even can be done.

We have our Group Policy set to hide all items on the desktop. Ideally,
what we would like to do is allow NAL to provide shortcuts on the desktop
for My Computer, My Documents, and IE. But we want to prevent users from
keeping other icons on the desktop of any kind.

Is there some way to accomplish this task?