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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    Cheers for your suggestions. I've tried to disable the GP but nothing changed. How would this approach work with a GP that is used by 100s of users on 100s of pcs at different times of the day? When do you have the policy enabled, and conversely, when do you have it disabled?
    Well this is in a test environment at the moment, im assuming as microsoft know about the issue that it will be fixed by the summer (the time im planning to roll it out) the link cromertech posted about a possible fix i think i may have set on this test machine as well which didnt initially work until i did the above

    Just as an update to that problem now though, i have the GP set and the wallpaper is working, don't ask me how! lol

    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw
    Can I have that reg hack please, the Libaries are driving me crackers on my Win 7 PC in the office... who thought they were a good idea for domained machines
    Code:
    This hack will remove the “Network” section from windows explorer navigation pane:
    You may need to create the Dword yourself.
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\NonEnum]
    {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000001
    
    This hack will remove all traces of the libraries folders:
    This hack must be run on the local machine
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    “{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}”=-
    
    This hack will remove items from the Favourites section of the navigation pane:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder
    And delete both Attributes and PinToNameSpaceTree
    I think that's all of it, the middle one is the only one for the libraries, the rest are things i have used to lock down student machines access which may be useful

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    I've added the reg keys as suggested in that link, but I've yet to see my beautiful desktop wallpaper, whether the GP is disabled or enabled...
    This may just have to be put on ice for a while

    The only ray of light is that I can see the wallpaper for a brief second if I log off the VM with the GP enabled!!

    Still no joy with Adobe Reader either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Well this is in a test environment at the moment, im assuming as microsoft know about the issue that it will be fixed by the summer (the time im planning to roll it out) the link cromertech posted about a possible fix i think i may have set on this test machine as well which didnt initially work until i did the above

    Just as an update to that problem now though, i have the GP set and the wallpaper is working, don't ask me how! lol



    Code:
    This hack will remove the “Network” section from windows explorer navigation pane:
    You may need to create the Dword yourself.
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\NonEnum]
    {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000001
    
    This hack will remove all traces of the libraries folders:
    This hack must be run on the local machine
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    “{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}”=-
    
    This hack will remove items from the Favourites section of the navigation pane:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\ShellFolder
    And delete both Attributes and PinToNameSpaceTree
    I think that's all of it, the middle one is the only one for the libraries, the rest are things i have used to lock down student machines access which may be useful
    For some reason, the reg file didn't seem to have any affect on the libraries - they're still all there, clear as day... Not going my way so far!!

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    Install a stripped down version and take some time going through all the options to disable unwanted stuff running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lettuce View Post
    Install a stripped down version and take some time going through all the options to disable unwanted stuff running.
    Could you elaborate please mate?

    I got the reg file working. It didn't like being run from a network location, so I copied it to the desktop and ran it from there.

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    If that didn't work try the attached files, there the originals i downloaded in the first place
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    The typical black background is caused by a missing or empty registry key, to fix this what i did was using group policy client side prefrences registry Updated the registry key HKCU > Control Panel > Desktop > Wallpaper key with a none empty path (Which for some reason was empty when every student logged in). So what should exist is a REG_SZ key that has a valid path to a image that will be used for the background, for example:

    Reg Name: Wallpaper
    Reg Type: REG_SZ
    Data: C:\Users\<User-Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\Tra nscodedWallpaper.jpg (You can use you netlogon share for this)

    This fixed my issue and has caused no problems since

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    Best bet is to remove Adobe Reader

    I had this problem before, changed to Foxit reader instead, much smaller install, and quicker to startup, and no horrible startup exes from it. Much better!

    What I need to know is how to revmove the sidebar in the windows explorer windows, and some of tools ontop, like system properties, Uninstall or chance a programe, map network drive, open control panel, also there was something about wireless somewhere on that too. Just want organize to stay there
    Last edited by pritchardavid; 17th January 2010 at 09:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartp44 View Post
    The typical black background is caused by a missing or empty registry key, to fix this what i did was using group policy client side prefrences registry Updated the registry key HKCU > Control Panel > Desktop > Wallpaper key with a none empty path (Which for some reason was empty when every student logged in). So what should exist is a REG_SZ key that has a valid path to a image that will be used for the background, for example:

    Reg Name: Wallpaper
    Reg Type: REG_SZ
    Data: C:\Users\<User-Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\Tra nscodedWallpaper.jpg (You can use you netlogon share for this)

    This fixed my issue and has caused no problems since
    I'll give this a go and post my results here... Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-dave View Post
    Best bet is to remove Adobe Reader

    I had this problem before, changed to Foxit reader instead, much smaller install, and quicker to startup, and no horrible startup exes from it. Much better!

    What I need to know is how to revmove the sidebar in the windows explorer windows, and some of tools ontop, like system properties, Uninstall or chance a programe, map network drive, open control panel, also there was something about wireless somewhere on that too. Just want organize to stay there
    Yeah, that's what I did initially. I use PDF XViewer, which is also a freebie and seems stable.

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    For those who are having problems with Adobe Reader 9.x and roaming profiles, please see the URL in my next post. We use folder redirection for our staff AppData directories, after making the permission changes referred to in this article we now have the program working.

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    Fix for Adobe Reader 9.x and AppData folder redirection from Adobe forums

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    Latest little irksome problem I've run in to is the Default User Account picture that displays at the login screen.

    I've created an 128x128 user.bmp file and copied it into c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\
    I've enabled the correct option in GPO - Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > User Accounts - "Apply the default logon picture to all users"

    I've checked the corresponding registry entry on the Windows 7 machine, which indicates that the setting is being pulled down. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pol icies\Explorer - "UseDefaultTile=1"

    Now, whomever I log on as, has the correct icon at the top of the start menu


    but (and more importantly for me) there is a blank frame at the logon screen


    Am I asking too much for the default user.bmp to be used here too?

    On another note, can anyone tell me the name of the MMC snap-in that lets you see what settings from Group Policy are applied to your PC?

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    Ok so I have some queries here.

    1. Student desktop redirection works but Start Menu redirection does not. What do I do to make this work?

    2. Staff Desktop and Start Menu for Staff is not working at all [?]

    I would like to display the Domain drop down list [our Staff logon to one domain and Students another]

    Thanks.

    Edit: Student Domain Controller: Windows Server: 2008
    Staff Domain Controller: Windows Server: 2003.
    Last edited by DaveP; 20th January 2010 at 11:28 AM.

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    machin05 I can't help you, but that is looking wicked!

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