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    Windows 7 Start menus not redirecting through GPO

    Hi all,

    We have migrated over to Win Server 2008 R2 and are imaging all of our PCs to windows 7. I am now trying to configure the start menus using a GP for students. I have changed the 'Start menu' folder redirection to '\\school\sysvol\school.city.sch.uk\Custom_Menu\Pu pils\Start Menu'. the group policy is applying on the Windows 7 machine (can see this through RSOP), but there is nothing in the start menu. We use Local profiles for our students (we will get round to changing this eventually but for now...) but can't imagine this would make a difference (it worked fine for XP!!). Has anybody any ideas what could be stopping the start menu showing?

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    manick

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    Had this problem try this in group policy:

    Policies > admin templates > Start menu and Taskbar > Remove Users Folders from the Start Menu

    If you Disbale this policy (note not left uot configured) it should then work.

    Let me know how you get on.

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    No, no joy!

    manick

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    Did you do it to the user settings in the right OU? Also you might have to clear the profile.

    This is what fixed it when i had the same.

    Thanks

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    A few possibilities, a long time ago i set it up now but off the top of my head possible problem policies:
    Force classic start menu - disable this
    remove all programs list from the start menu - this should be obvious but disable this
    remove user's folders from the start menu - disable

    I can't remember what others, but i think i remember those causing it not to redirect when moving from XP to 7

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    Ok have tried all of that, still no joy! any other ideas?

    (thanks for the replies btw).

    manick

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    Others things to check would be folder and/or share permissions on the folder you're trying to direct them to. best way i found was to setup a DFSR and replicate your start menu redirections between DCs, and direct everyone to \\domain.local\Menus\Start Menu and \desktop for example, and when creating the share just set it up so that administrators have full access and all other users have read only.

    Depends on where you have it stored and what you're aiming to achieve though i guess. What do you currently have set in your redirection settings?

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    Hi,

    I have the current path set for the start menu redirection '\\school\sysvol\school.city.sch.uk\Custom_Menu\Pu pils\Start Menu' and authorised users have read & execute, read and list access.

    Regards

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