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    Windows 7 Start Menu Redirection

    Hi Everyone - further to my last post, I am still not having success with Windows 7 Start Menu Redirection ! on Windows 7 Professional clients.

    We run Windows 2008 r2 Servers abeilt running Windows 2003 functional level, we have majority of Windows XP clients all working fine. Have recently been testing Windows 7 for a proposed rollout this August. Our shared Start Menu is

    \\server\start$

    the GPO that deals with it redirects the desktop etc and student home folder. However on Windows 7 we still get [empty] on the programs menu. If I check the event viewer on the machine I get no errors see attachment

    event view win7p.JPG

    I have got start menu redirection working on a seperate server with Windows 7 but within school it having none of it.

    If anyone has got any further thoughts or pointers I would be very grateful !

    Many thanks

    Kevin

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    I have seen a couple of people with this but i dont know a fix, i didnt chase it up or anything.

    I would be interested to know how to resolve this.

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    Your GPO is configured correctly
    Howeverm under the \\server\start$ share do you have a folder called "Programs"?
    Without this - you wont see anything in the redirected start menu..

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    Hi yes we do have a 'programs' folder in the share and within that the start menu items

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    Are you running SP1 on your workstations? I vaguely remember this being mentioned as a bug that was fixed in SP1. I used to have this problem but not any more and my Windows 7 machines are running SP1.

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    Not on my test machine ! I will have a look on Tuesday when back to work thanks

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    I've got 2K8 R2 servers and a mix of 7 (not SP1 yet) and Xp SP3 machines and my folder redirection works fine. Admitidly to a local source but still fine.

    One thing I notice your message says you redirect to \\server\start$ but the message log (image) says it is re-directed to \\server\start\

    Does the event log knock of the $ for some reason or is there a typo? Though that wouldn't explain why your other machines still worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    I've got 2K8 R2 servers and a mix of 7 (not SP1 yet) and Xp SP3 machines and my folder redirection works fine. Admitidly to a local source but still fine.

    One thing I notice your message says you redirect to \\server\start$ but the message log (image) says it is re-directed to \\server\start\

    Does the event log knock of the $ for some reason or is there a typo? Though that wouldn't explain why your other machines still worked.

    Well spotted. In the setting in group policy it might be worth specifying it as

    \\server\start$\

    rather than

    \\server\start$

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    If you take a look on my blog, I talked about this PITA of a bug. There was a dodgy Windows Update which broke folder redirection. The way to fix it was to delete a few registry entries.

    Issue 2: Folder Redirection

    If you get a blank desktop or start menu (or both) but you know your folder redirection is working/set up properly... run the following. It clears out the KnownFolders section of the registry which have got broken.

    Code:
    strKeyPath = "CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}"
    
    
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    Standard rules apply, YMMV
    Last edited by ChrisH; 13th May 2011 at 06:43 PM.

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    Win 7 Start Menu blank

    Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
    If you take a look on my blog, I talked about this PITA of a bug. There was a dodgy Windows Update which broke folder redirection. The way to fix it was to delete a few registry entries.

    Issue 2: Folder Redirection

    If you get a blank desktop or start menu (or both) but you know your folder redirection is working/set up properly... run the following. It clears out the KnownFolders section of the registry which have got broken.

    Code:
    strKeyPath = "CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}"
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    
    strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}"
    
    
    oReg.DeleteKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath
    Standard rules apply, YMMV
    Hi thanks for your reply - am gonna ask a real Noddy question now - how do I run the above ?

    Many thanks

    Kevin
    Last edited by ChrisH; 13th May 2011 at 06:43 PM.

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    Copy it into a notepad but you need this :

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    At the top. Save the file as .reg then double click to merge it into the registry .....

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    I am having this issue now on a Server 2008 R2 terminal server i did the reg edits and it didnt work

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    @TheScarfedOne. Please use CODE tags for scripts etc. vBulletin inserts random spaces otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunks_ View Post
    Copy it into a notepad but you need this :

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    At the top. Save the file as .reg then double click to merge it into the registry .....
    That is vb script code not a registry import. To use it paste the contents into a text file and name it

    whateverfilename.vbs
    make sure you select all files as the type or it will end up being called whateverfilename.vbs.txt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    @TheScarfedOne. Please use CODE tags for scripts etc. vBulletin inserts random spaces otherwise.
    @Arthur Fixed.

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    Thanks, Chris. Here's the .reg version should anyone need it.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-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}]

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