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    Create shared start menu for win7 clients

    We currently have a Windows 2003 server and XP clients, running redirected My Docs and Start Menu done through GPO successfully. Now I need to add Win 7 clients. I can find lots about the settings for redirecting the start menu, but nothing about how to create the actual start menu. I have a share set up for the XP client start menu folder:

    1. can I put the Win 7 start menu in there?
    2. where do i get the start menu from to put in the share? and
    3. can I just copy it across?

    I know it's prob a stupid question, but I've never had to do this before, as the XP start menu was set up for me when the server was first installed.

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    Create a share called Icons for example, then set the GPO as follows:

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    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Curric\Start Menu\Programs
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Curric\Desktop
    
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Staff\Start Menu\Programs
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Staff\Desktop
    On the Icons share add these permissions:

    Code:
    Everyone - Read and Execute
    CREATOR OWNER - Full
    Authenticated Users - Read and Execute
    SYSTEM - Full
    Domain Admins - Full
    Administrators - Full
    Without this in place redirected Desktops or Start Menus on Windows 7 won't work. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Create a share called Icons for example, then set the GPO as follows:

    Code:
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Curric\Start Menu\Programs
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Curric\Desktop
    
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Staff\Start Menu\Programs
    \\SERVERNAME.domain\Icons\Win7\Staff\Desktop
    On the Icons share add these permissions:

    Code:
    Everyone - Read and Execute
    CREATOR OWNER - Full
    Authenticated Users - Read and Execute
    SYSTEM - Full
    Domain Admins - Full
    Administrators - Full
    Without this in place redirected Desktops or Start Menus on Windows 7 won't work. Hope this helps!
    Sort of helps, thanks. Do I just drop all the program shortcuts from the local Win7 All Users start menu in the Programs folder on the share? Could I use my existing share and just create a Win7\Curric\Start Menu\Programs path, making sure permissions are as you suggest?

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    Do I just drop all the program shortcuts from the local Win7 All Users start menu in the Programs folder on the share?
    Yes.

    Could I use my existing share and just create a Win7\Curric\Start Menu\Programs path, making sure permissions are as you suggest?
    Yes

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