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    Customising Windows 8 Metro tiles for groups of users

    Hi.

    I'm just having a play around with Windows 8 and actually quite like the idea of using the Metro UI rather than the classic start menu approach.

    One idea I've had is to create 3 separate Metro Tile interfaces - 1 for students, 1 for teachers and 1 for administrators. I was just wondering whether anyone else has managed to do this, or whether its even possible?

    Cheers.

    Alan.

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    Knowing MS there'll be no GPO control and we'll have a wait on someone from TechNet forums kludging up a script to fix it (ref: pinning programs in Windows 7)

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    Locally the metro tiles are just the same as start menu just shortcuts in the user profile so in theory redirected start menu policy may work

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    Locally the metro tiles are just the same as start menu just shortcuts in the user profile so in theory redirected start menu policy may work
    Nope, that would make sense wouldn't it :P It ignores that GPO setting.

    The only way (so far) that I've read how to do it is via default profile. Which is pathetic considering you can't really change it once someone has got a profile created on X machine, unless you erase them after logoff.

    The last time MS half arsed this bad, the OS was called Vista.

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    Gpp to copy to profile?

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