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  1. GrahamCT's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lafleur1977
    Thanks for the post of start menu redirection - I found it useful to confirm I have been setting mine up right. I am having one problem though with windows 7/2008. Start menu redirects fine, as the event log confirms, but the second time a user logs in the start menu shortcuts from the redirected start menu seem to go 'inactive'. Its really strange but they are present with icons and when you click on them the start menu closes instantly. I have set it up as you have in netlogon with the same group policy settings. Works absolutely fine on XP... Any ideas?

    Thanks
    I'm getting this exact fault too at one of our sites. We've got redirected start menus/desktops with Win7 at numerous sites but this one seems to be the only one with this problem so think it's more of a peculiar quirk rather than a Win7/redirected start menus fault.

    On first login all shortcuts are fine from the redirected start menu but on second login those in the root (\\servername\share$\startmenu\programs\) are inactive as you say. Not able to launch or even right click. We've also found programs within folders (for example \\servername\share$\startmenu\programs\MS Office) are fine.

    If we delete the locally cached profile then the start menu will be fine on the next login but on subsequent logins the fault returns. Also found that on second logins (and beyond) the search programs bar from the start menu doesn't find any programs whist it does on first login.

    I don't think this is a security fault because if I create a shortcut on the users desktop to the redirected start menu they are able to launch all shortcuts perfectly.

    Something must be changing in the local profile from 1st to 2nd login which breaks this part of the start menu. :-/
  2. kevin_lane's Avatar
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    Thanks simpson i will have to look into that
  3. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Or maybe it's something to do with table cells... Irritating in either event.
  4. simpsonj's Avatar
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    The reason Word still capitalizes the first letter is something to do with Paragraph styles. If you prevent autoformat from applying paragraph styles and/or preserving paragraph styles, Word no longer automatically capitalises the first letter. I've yet to find a way of implementing it through Group Policy however...
  5. paulellam's Avatar
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    I understand how difficult it can be for you guys to get into contact with us Net Managers. I used to do a similar role when I worked in business.

    Nowadays I get calls hourly from X,Y and Z and I,m always honest enough to say that I use a few suppliers who I have built up a relationship with and are loyal as I can be to them as I hope they are too me. I,m not rude to any sales people, but sales reps are often rude to me when I dont have time to talk to them.

    However, the telephone manner can help, I dont know what you telephone manner is like. I have had people ring up and ask straight away "how many pc,s in school, how many servers etc' and my reply is the same 'why would I tell a complete stranger how much expensive kit is sat in our school?'

    I do however look at all my post, might put the usual irrelevant stuff like 'car leasing for business' junk in the recycling bin but I do open all and have been intrigued or interested in products I havent come across before.

    Timing of calls can be crucial, I get loads Monday morning (my busiest time) and loads at lunch (when I,m on Lunch!). Maybe this could be taken into account. We have a good recpetion here who dont fall for the usual 'I,m returning the IT chaps call' but they dont know my name mullarky.

    I would say mailshots land on my desk, referals work well, exposure on sites like this are good, and calls in my quiet periods stand a chance.

    Paul
  6. Whocareswins2002's Avatar
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    Thank you for your response - I appreciate your feedback.

    Lee
  7. AButters's Avatar
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    Main problem is. Every company says they care and also nowadays every company is good at selling you stuff next day.

    Its only when using them for 6+ months and getting a couple of returns in that will tell you if they are actually any good.

    It is not possible for me to trial the 50+ companies that keep phoning me up in order to see if they are any good or not. It's also not possible for me to speak to all of them on the phone as every one wants a 15 minute conversation and if I gave 15 mins to each company I would not get any work done during the day. So don't get offended if I don't take your call, and don't get offended if I don't ring you back!

    All I need to know, is you exist, and where to get hold of you. If I need something you offer I will be sure to contact you, NOT the other way round.
  8. lafleur1977's Avatar
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    Thanks for the post of start menu redirection - I found it useful to confirm I have been setting mine up right. I am having one problem though with windows 7/2008. Start menu redirects fine, as the event log confirms, but the second time a user logs in the start menu shortcuts from the redirected start menu seem to go 'inactive'. Its really strange but they are present with icons and when you click on them the start menu closes instantly. I have set it up as you have in netlogon with the same group policy settings. Works absolutely fine on XP... Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Updated 15th May 2012 at 11:35 PM by lafleur1977
  9. browolf's Avatar
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    mine is similar to that but we don't bother with log-off script.
  10. X-13's Avatar
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    I'm not sure on his age, but that sounds about right.
  11. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    This explains the constant supply of images dropped into threads all the time... they're Management Approved Images.

    Out of interest, how old is he? Sounds a proper 60's hippy.
  12. FragglePete's Avatar
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    No. In the end, we stuck with CSE. In the testing phase, building the Start Menus was possible using the CSE System so we use that and it works well.

    We had to look at how much it would could overall to re-license the parts we like with different products, and working with CSE got what we wanted working how we wanted so sticking with that.

    So far so good.

    Pete
  13. deano's Avatar
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    Hi,

    Are you still using GPP for your start menus?
  14. FN-GM's Avatar
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    10.7.4 has now been released to the general public and this issue has been fixed - Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update is Available [Direct Download Links]
  15. GrumbleDook's Avatar
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    I've been using the developer build of 10.7.4 for the last 2 previews so knew that work is being done on this ... but it does raise about good practice of preventing booting into target mode, booting from external disks, etc ... I'll try and follow up with that shortly.
  16. CAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Excellent news and good luck my friend you deserve the new challenges this new role will bring

    As for the Double post - hey it was posted on a moving train through a tunnel go me
    Lucky to have got through at all then lol
  17. john's Avatar
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    Excellent news and good luck my friend you deserve the new challenges this new role will bring

    As for the Double post - hey it was posted on a moving train through a tunnel go me
  18. CAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Excellent news congratulations Are you changing MIS you work with as well as the new job or is this job with the same MIS as before?

    Me and my Data Manager feel very much like we are changing to a new world with all the work on Progresso we are on with at present T minus 33 days to go live for Progresso for us!
    Fixed the doublepost for ya

    Yeah will still be using SIMS, it's my SIMS and SLG knowledge that got me the post.
  19. john's Avatar
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    Excellent news congratulations Are you changing MIS you work with as well as the new job or is this job with the same MIS as before?

    Me and my Data Manager feel very much like we are changing to a new world with all the work on Progresso we are on with at present T minus 33 days to go live for Progresso for us!
  20. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Thanks for the article, good read. It might be also worth looking at this thread, it highlights a flaw in firevault. - http://www.edugeek.net/forums/securi...log-files.html