Windows 7 Thread, How do "you" set up your windows 7 machines? in Technical; Originally Posted by machin05
Cheers for your suggestions. I've tried to disable the GP but nothing changed. How would this ...
15th January 2010, 02:37 PM #16
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
Originally Posted by machin05
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
Originally Posted by gshaw
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
This hack will remove the “Network” section from windows explorer navigation pane:
You may need to create the Dword yourself.
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
This hack will remove items from the Favourites section of the navigation pane:
And delete both Attributes and PinToNameSpaceTree
IDG Tech News
15th January 2010, 02:49 PM #17
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...
15th January 2010, 03:06 PM #18
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!!
Originally Posted by mrbios
15th January 2010, 03:17 PM #19
Install a stripped down version and take some time going through all the options to disable unwanted stuff running.
15th January 2010, 03:32 PM #20
Could you elaborate please mate?
Originally Posted by Lettuce
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.
15th January 2010, 03:55 PM #21
If that didn't work try the attached files, there the originals i downloaded in the first place
17th January 2010, 01:12 AM #22
- Rep Power
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
17th January 2010, 10:34 AM #23
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 10:37 AM.
18th January 2010, 08:58 AM #24
I'll give this a go and post my results here... Cheers
Originally Posted by stuartp44
18th January 2010, 08:58 AM #25
Yeah, that's what I did initially. I use PDF XViewer, which is also a freebie and seems stable.
Originally Posted by p-dave
18th January 2010, 10:39 AM #26
- Rep Power
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.
18th January 2010, 10:40 AM #27
- Rep Power
Fix for Adobe Reader 9.x and AppData folder redirection from Adobe forums
20th January 2010, 12:15 PM #28
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?
20th January 2010, 12:25 PM #29
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]
Edit: Student Domain Controller: Windows Server: 2008
Staff Domain Controller: Windows Server: 2003.
Last edited by DaveP; 20th January 2010 at 12:28 PM.
20th January 2010, 01:34 PM #30
machin05 I can't help you, but that is looking wicked!
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