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    Windows 7 - Old / Outdated Stored Redirected Start Menus ???

    Does anyone please know where Win7 Stores the start menu?

    We have start menus for staff redirected from "SERVER\StaffStartMenus". 95% of the time this is working perfectly, but on three occassions now some staff have either:
    Completely incorrect old start menus, or
    when a new item is added to the start menu share it not appearing for them. They are getting an outdated start menu from somewhere..

    I have managed to fix it by clearing there profiles, but where are these outdated start menus getting stored please?

    I guess in there ntuser.dat / profiles?????

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    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu\Programs

    Sound like your not redirecting the startmenu and there getting a local copy

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    You can use the environment variable as well

    %appdata%\microsoft\windows\start menu\

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    Check their user profile hive, there's a registry setting in there you can hard code if you like so if for some reason it doesn't pickup the GP it'll pick it up from there.

    I think i remember reading that it's not really advised to do that (?) but personally, while i've not had any problems with GP redirect it's a backup incase it fails for any reason.

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    Also try disabling the sync center

    Do this manually, control panel -> sync center -> manage offline files -> disable offline files. The GPO just seems to 'disable' the button.

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