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    Roaming or mandatory profiles

    I am rolling out my new Windows 7 images and the time has come to decide on roaming or mandatory profiles. How did you incorporate users existing data?

    we are also going to have different software in different suites so how are you dealing with program shortcuts? are you using redirected short-cut folders per suite?

    It seems such a simple question but I know there will be many ideas about it and I would like to hear about things that caught you out.

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    We use local profiles. We use redirected start menus but its setup so only installed apps are visible, you dont get dead links then.

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    Thanks for such a fast reply, could you explain how you have achieved this please.

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    Having no programs installed on the PC and letting App-V look after start menus is what we do here (it dynamically creates them based upon the users security group membership).

    Other than that its locally profiles that are deleted on log off - things like favs are redirected though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edie209 View Post
    Thanks for such a fast reply, could you explain how you have achieved this please.
    We redirect the start menu to a local folder. Then a script copies down the shortcuts needed to that local folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    We use local profiles. We use redirected start menus but its setup so only installed apps are visible, you dont get dead links then.
    Hi, how do you setup redirected start menu to show only installed apps?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren2008 View Post
    Hi, how do you setup redirected start menu to show only installed apps?

    Thanks
    Have a look at post 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Have a look at post 5
    Sorry i'm probably missing something but how does the method in Post 5 guarantee all the shortcuts are working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren2008 View Post
    Sorry i'm probably missing something but how does the method in Post 5 guarantee all the shortcuts are working?
    The script will copy down the shortucts and get rid of the ones that dont work, ie the ones for apps that are not installed.

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    I am really interested is this your own script or something you found on the web, are you willing to share it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edie209 View Post
    I am really interested is this your own script or something you found on the web, are you willing to share it?
    Someone posted a few things on here and i put them together. I will upload it here.

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