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Windows 7 Thread, Blank Redirected Start Menu in Technical; The setting I was refering to can be found in: Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> System -> ...
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    The setting I was refering to can be found in: Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon and is called Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon (screenshot below).

    Hopefully that helps.

    Dave
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    The other part for testing would be to run the script manually for a user where it did not work. This may be slightly more difficult as the users no doubt are prevented from accessing the Run dialog or loading the Command Prompt, but if you are happy to allow either of these for a short period of time to allow you to test all you would need to do would be to open either (although the command prompt is better as you will see error messages, etc) and run:

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    cscript \\server\share\scriptname.vbs
    PLease substitue the correct path and filenames!

    If you get an error, please post it back. If it works please let me know.

    Thanks

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    Hi Dave,

    The wait for network policy didnt work unfortunatly. Running the script locally for a user did nothing also, however i may need to test this further. Ive noticed these users who are having problems are also missing mapped network drives?

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    OK, that is useful - that the script did not work when run manually is key - this means either the script is faulty, or something about the users' environment is not applicable to that user/machine combination. From the missing network drives I would look carefully at the users' profiles.

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    gave a student whos effected command prompt and it says ERROR no file extension?

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    deleted effected students profile from file server and created a new one, he still does not get pinned start menus or mapped drives other than home drive.

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    I've just run a quick test on my machine here and used the following script:

    Code:
    Dim ObjFolder, ObjFolderItem, colVerbs, objverb, objshell
    
    Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    
    Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace("C:\Program Files\WinRAR")
    Set objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("WinRAR.exe")
    Set colVerbs = objFolderItem.Verbs
    For Each objVerb in colVerbs
    If Replace(objVerb.name, "&", "") = "Pin to Start Menu" Then objVerb.DoIt
    Next
    
    WScript.Quit
    with the following in a command prompt window:

    Code:
    C:\Users\davidi>cscript C:\Users\davidi\Desktop\startMenu.vbs
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Users\davidi>
    This pinned WinRAR into the start menu for me successfully. I would therefore recommend for a user who this did not work for on your systems look at the script line by line and test the path, exe name. Also when you right click on the Exe you are trying to pin that "Pin to Start Menu" does exist in the context menu.

    Dave
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    are you saying the file names / paths are possibly incorrect for the machines they are trying to run on? If so, all our machines have the same images and programs are in exactly the same places for all users

    Users cant see the C: drive so they arnt able to pin them themselves

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    are you saying the file names / paths are possibly incorrect for the machines they are trying to run on?
    Not necessarily, but there must be something wrong with the script, or the users' ability to run it. The trick here is going to be identifying that problem!

    To look at this from another direction, if you have two people next to each other - one who it works for, and one who it does not work for - will it ALWAYS be the same for each of those users? (ie it Never works for User A, and always works for User B?) Apologies if I have asked this before. If you swap those two people over to the other machine will you get the same result? For two users (one who it works for, and one who it does not) are the group memberships and OU locations of user account identical?

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    gave a student whos effected command prompt and it says ERROR no file extension?
    not sure I understand this error - can you post me a screenshot?

    Thanks

    Dave

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