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    Hide start menu items of uninstalled programs

    I am looking to move away from our current CC3 network and am building a vanilla setup at the so that i can migrate users from the Rm network onto the new one, phasing out the old network in the process.

    I currently have mandatory roaming profiles set up with redirected start menus where i have added the folders relating to each application/department. I would like to know how i can hide folders that hold dead shortcuts (as the app is'nt installed on that particular pc) Similar to the way that rm does.
    Does anyone out there know how i can achieve this?

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    *Bump*

    I would also like to know how you can achieve this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madcyryl View Post
    I am looking to move away from our current CC3 network and am building a vanilla setup at the so that i can migrate users from the Rm network onto the new one, phasing out the old network in the process.

    I currently have mandatory roaming profiles set up with redirected start menus where i have added the folders relating to each application/department. I would like to know how i can hide folders that hold dead shortcuts (as the app is'nt installed on that particular pc) Similar to the way that rm does.
    Does anyone out there know how i can achieve this?
    This is all acheivable with group policies.

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    Care to reveal how???

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    I am using access based enumeration to block access to department folders to which the shortcuts within them are not installed and the pc's are not within that department.

    I would like to use access based enumeration via groups containing user accounts rather than users, for example.

    ict1 is used by ict, maths and classics therefore the start menu folders for maths, ict and classics has its permissions changed so only those groups can see it. Then all the pcs in ICT1 are added into the 3 groups and the other start menu folders are hidden from view.

    This doesnt take effect but i can get it to work if i put user groups in the permissions listfor the folder rather than groups containing workstations.

    Has anyone tried this approach?

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    Or you can script it all.

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    It isn't really a problem, the application simply won't work! I'm not sure (top of my head) how you can do this using GPOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Or you can script it all.


    Do you happen to have the scripts to hand spuffmonkey? it would save my hair and my fingernails!!

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