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    Windows 7 Desktop

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    I'm currently testing windows 7, and does anyone know why when i log on a network user to my test windows 7 machine, they get a black desktop and the grey start menu.

    Im using folder redirection on documents, startmenu, desktop etc but im at a loss as to why this is happening

    Many Thanks
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    What type of profile does the test user have?

    Do you have any profile data in your NetLongon folder?

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    All i use is folder redirection not roaming profiles. and there is no profile data in the netlogon folder
    I take you mean \\domain\netlogon?
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    Do you mean you're trying to set a different background for the desktops or that you have no icons when you should?

    If it's the setting of a background you need the background hotfix to do that (The "Desktop Wallpaper" Group Policy setting is not applied in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2)

    If you mean you're getting no icon and all that, then it sounds as though it could be a permissions thing ..

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    Im not specifying a particular desktop and i get the icons that i should, its as if it applies a different theme with a black background and the grey start menu. like the 2008 one.

    Thanks

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    does the user have access to the folder where win7 stores it default background images?

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    Ive hidden the C: drive but that would still allow access in the background shouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    Ive hidden the C: drive but that would still allow access in the background shouldn't it?
    if its just hidden yes i was thinking more allong the lines of having pupils (say) denied access to c:\windows\whereever the image files re i cant remember) or a tleast not set to inherit any permissions

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    Ive hidden the C: drive but that would still allow access in the background shouldn't it?
    I tell a lie, its not.

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    I had the same problem and the hotfix worked for me

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    Any group policy's applied to the user. Windows 7 hates any xp policies to do with taskbar/start menu customisations

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    I have applied the GPOs for load a specific background and theme which applies correctly. I think it may of been a group policy problem some where.

    Thanks

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