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    odd policy question

    Morning,

    have encountered a problem with a machine I have just built for our media department. I have set it up with a mirrored local drive, but the problem I have is that our domain policy restricts access to local drives and I believe redirects the start menu to an empty folder.
    The problem I have is that i'm pretty new to policies and this is something that was setup by previous people. This media machine is also running win7 Enterprise 64bit and we are running a 2003 domain with all xp machines

    so in brief what I want to do is

    point the start menu to a folder full of application shortcuts
    give access to the D drive with a folder for each user that logs in.

    I have tried playing with a policy attached to the container the machine is in, but it doesnt seem to be having much effect.

    Thankyou in advance for any help

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    Windows 7 uses a different version of the group policy administritive templates stored on your server and will only allow for limited policy managment.
    One way round this is to populate the central store with the newer .admx templates and use the Remote Server Administration tools on your Windows 7 workstation
    to configure them. I'd advise also making a new container and policy for the windows 7 machine(s)
    The proceedure is here: Deploying Group Policy Using Windows Vista
    I know it specifies vista, but the proceedure is the same.
    Cheers, Mike

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    Well i'm building the policy on my workstation which is win 7 ent. with the GPManagement component installed, the machine is in a container by itself.

    cheers

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    You could also remove inheritance from the OU that your using and use your new policy to define the exact changes you'd like without the other policies from the domain filtering down.
    Also note that it can take up to 2 reboots for group policy changes to come into effect.

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