Is it me or does Ranger just not work properly with windows 7?
We're running the latest Ranger (18.104.22.168) with XP clients on a server 2003 domain.
The XP clients work fine, but I'm wanting to get moving on updating the network to windows 7. I've done a vanilla installation of windows 7 (x86) onto a laptop (not even gotten to automated deployment stuff yet) and then installed Ranger on it having set up the relevant policies/desktop/start menu setups required in Ranger Administrator.
Apparently na´vely I expected Ranger to behave at least similarly to how it does with windows XP, 'Ranger Group Desktop' should redirect the desktop set up for the users group in Ranger Administrator, and the same goes for the start menu.
Evidently I was wrong as neither the desktop nor the start menu is redirected in any way. Am I missing a trick here or is Ranger simply a broken product for post-XP use? Does anyone have this working correctly with Ranger on its own without resorting to GPO? Am I just missing a step somewhere?
Ranger and Windows 7 issue
This is unusual as this has been a pretty good Ranger release by my current experience and we have a couple of hundred good installs of Ranger using Windows 7 so far.
Would you please confirm a couple of things.
1. The logged in user is in the configured group (Ranger client icon in taskbar) and this is the group Ranger is delivering the configured environment for.
2. The environment/group/start menu/Programs folder (classic mode only) is not ticked as you are using Windows 7 and this is for Vista as there is no classic mode in Windows 7 - Programs placed in folder from start menu in Windows 7 - looks the same.
User folder permissions are usually only changed from your preferred settings because the "inherit permissions from parent folder" is not selected and the "grant user exclusive rights" option is in force.
Hope this helps.
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