Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Group Policy Issue in Technical; Hi Guys,
I am writing the policy for the 'Student UserType' The problem I am having is that My Computer ...
14th March 2010, 11:36 PM #1
Group Policy Issue
I am writing the policy for the 'Student UserType' The problem I am having is that My Computer has disappeared from the start menu. I have removed the policy and logged back on and it isn't back... Grrr!.
I know its the policy but I can find it anywhere, attached is the report of the policy, if someone can shed some light on the issue, maybe a new set of eyes is needed.
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15th March 2010, 12:06 AM #2
Right, if you have set it to show again and it still isnt it might be stored in the profile. If you delete to profile then recreate it then it should sort it.
PS: you should use the classic start menu as im sure there is a hole to get into the folder structure of the "new type" start menu in XP.
15th March 2010, 12:09 AM #3
Page 3 - Line 7 of attachment.
Remove My Computer icon on the desktop - Enabled
User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Desktop
As its a user policy a log off then back on should fix it.
Thanks to linkazoid from:
01hanstu (16th March 2010)
15th March 2010, 12:12 AM #4
He said start menu not desktop. I believe there is another setting for the Start menu one
Originally Posted by linkazoid
16th March 2010, 03:54 AM #5
- Rep Power
The policy for My Computer in the start menu is located at
User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar \ Policy:Remove My Computer from the Start Menu
You can also do an rsop.msc from the run line to see if it is or is not being applied. Or do a from the command line to see if perhaps it's being applied from another group policy.
Depending if the group policy is set for the PCs or the actual user groups. You might need to enable the Loopback policy which is located
Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ System \ Group Policy \ Policy: Loopback Policy : Enable
Lastly, try this command from the command line to force the group policy to update.
16th March 2010, 05:18 PM #6
Wierd this one. Managed to get it back on the start menu by setting show my computer on the desktop as not configured and it pulled it through.
16th March 2010, 05:20 PM #7
Im just getting started with Group Policy so will bare this in mind
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