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    Windows search and redirected start menu

    Hi,

    On Windows 7 i have redirected the start menu. When you do a search on the start menu for a program it seems to ignore the redirected shortcuts.

    Does anyone know how to fix this so it behaves the same it would be when not redirected please?

    Thanks

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    I had a similar issue.. but can't exactly be sure how I resolved it..

    Try: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not search programs - Disabled

    I also found that my test user kept the old setting - but making a new test user - things started to work. Almost as if the GPO was cached..

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    Sorry for the necro but @FN-GM did you sort this? I have just found we have this issue as well. We have redirected the Start Menu to a folder on the local hard disc but it won't pick up the shortcuts from the search bar. If I type "Word" I get nothing. If I type "winword" it finds the exe int eh programs folder. Obviously I want users to be able to type the name they know not the random exe name.

    As we aren't using any folders to organise the start menu I was hoping to direct staff to use the search bar to find things quickly, but can't if it doesn't work. Tried Optimus' advice and nothing, even with a brand new user.

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    Yep know exactly what it is but didn’t fix it. If you restrict access to the C drive in GPO you can’t search. If you un restrict it you can search.

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    Brill ta. I'll give up then. May as well remove the search bar as well! You gotta love MS decisions sometimes.

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    Its weird, after all the users have read permissions to the folder.

    Can you tell me how to remove it. I had a very quick look and couldn't see it.

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    Ha, given up on that to. Apparently the only way to remove it is to un-install Windows Search from the stations. You can do this using DISM (thread here) but I have since read that it could cause issues later on with updates and the like. So for now I'm just going to ignore it. Something to play with on a rainy day once everything is bedded down.

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