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Windows 8 Thread, Start Screen in Technical; Originally Posted by beany1 By that do you mean ordinary users are getting the Sound Recorder tile from the XML? ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by beany1 View Post
    By that do you mean ordinary users are getting the Sound Recorder tile from the XML? If so that sounds like its more to do with the links in the XML rather than permissions...
    Sorry, yes. When i log on as a student, they only recieve the sound recorder tile. Which is a step up from nothing at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech
    I can't get it to work at all as a Computer setting only as a user one.
    Ohhh......let me try it the other way.

    Oh the XML, when opened in notepad. It's not formated, but still in english

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    It will only show the apps that are installed. I got it going but I pointed to it in the user goo as it does not apply to w7 or lower so makes no odds to the existing setup.

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    Some of these programs are installed locally, like Office.

    I still don't get why Domain admin account will see the customised Start screen but any other account doesn't...just the sound recorder tile..

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    Just cus i know you're sooooooooo enjoying this thread, i'll let you know where i am now.

    So still nothing for a domain user. I get everything for domain adminstrator. Just for the crack, i logged on using my account that i use to log into my workstation (admin rights) and that picked up the screen too. This is why i keep going back to permissions...it's not like the machine isn't pulling the Start Screen down, so that bits all good. It's like there's something in the middle blocking it.

    Does that make sense or have i completely lost the plot?

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    Create a share called ICONS2, then apply the following permissions:

    Everyone - Read & Execute
    CREATOR OWNER - Full Control
    Authenticated Users - Read & Execute
    SYSTEM - Full Control
    Domain Admins - Full Control
    Administrators - Full Control

    This is what I set for Folder Redirection for Windows 7. I suspect the permissions will be the same/similar, so copy/paste your XML file here and leave Netlogon alone!

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    Ha! Don't worry, i'm not touched Netlogon. Most I've done it plonk the file in there...

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    same issue...

    I seem to have gained internet explorer though.. (that happened before setting up the new share...)

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    According to this link the XML can be located locally or on a file share.

    Try specifying the FQDN as the path using the Start Screen Layout GPO -

    Such as:
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    \\Servername.pri\ICONS2\filename.xml
    User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar - Start Screen Layout

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    Sounds like its seeing what it needs on the Server, just doesn't have permission to do it locally.

    Perhaps test to see what happens if you give Domain Users and Everyone local admin rights?

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    I ended up getting another set of eyes on it and it resulted in my Curriculum GPO being rewritten. If I remember correctly it was something to do with the All Users folder.

    So I now have a start screen on all the PC's....but with missing tiles...

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    I'm having similar problems, did you ever find the exact cause? It's annoying because I did get it working on a test lab a while back but just failing at the moment... Really annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    So I now have a start screen on all the PC's....but with missing tiles
    This sounds like the issue described here...

    www.edugeek.net/forums/windows-8/112871-windows-8-gotchas-tips-fyi.html#post1110133

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    I have found that W8 is super sensitive to which groups do/dont appear in the local admins group when you join them to the domain and as a result can break the metro screen altogether with apps not functioning with the dreaded X appearing on them.

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    Anyone know how I can pin .ink and .fmp files to the Start Menu? Just in the middle of creating something for when we start rolling 8.1 out but can't find anything to nail those down, which is a little irritating.

    Cheers!

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    This isn't an exact fix yet but I have had very good success with copying the .lnk file to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories via group policy and linking that one.

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