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    Redirected start menu empty

    I'm having the problem where a redirected start menu appears empty.
    Using server 2008 R2 and the clients are Windows 7 + SP1
    I've tried some suggestions what others have said such as running a registery fix, ticking move existing contents.
    Anyone any got any more ideas how to fix it?

    I beleive the policy is set up correctly.

    \\server\shared$\start menu

    Grant user exclusive rights to Start Menu Disabled
    Move the contents of Start Menu to the new location Disabled
    Also apply redirection policy to Windows 2000, Windows 2000 server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems Enabled
    Policy Removal Behavior Leave contents

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    Have you checked the permissions on the share that you are redirecting to?

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    Permissions seem correct.
    Students have
    read and execute
    list folder contents
    read

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    There are two locations to apply the permissions. You have the share permissions which should be set to Everyone - Full Control (Dont worry you will actually lock the permissions down with NTFS). Then you have the NTFS permissions which should be set to allow admins and system full control and the approved users/groups Read&Execute.

    I have found an extract from a site about folder redirection which may help..... Here. Its actually aimed at Terminal Services and uses 2003 but the principles are very similar.

    The bit that would most apply to yourself I think will be....
    NTFS and Share Permissions

    For folder redirection to work properly, the destination shared folder NTFS and Share Permissions must be properly configured. If redirecting a folder to a location that the end user should not change, i.e. the Start Menu or Locked Down Desktop the following permissions should be applied:

    Share Permissions:
    Everyone – Full Control
    Administrators – Full Control
    System – Full Control
    NTFS Permissions:
    Everyone – Read and Execute
    Administrators – Full Control
    System – Full Control

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    Create student account on AD.
    Log into client locally.
    Map start menu share using student credentials

    Can you access it?

    edit: Ours works fine with Everyone: Read at share level. I won't detail the security permissions, because they're done with ABE in mind and aren't typical.

    Redirecting other folders (Desktop, Favourites, Local Apps) will however bite you if you don't read the MS documentation:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...=ws.10%29.aspx

    Your test is "Can Word successfully save in a redirected My Documents?". Office is a special snowflake and exceptionally picky about permissions.
    Last edited by pete; 26th August 2011 at 12:27 PM.

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    All permissions are fine.
    This has been set up for a long time and was previously working fine. It's only on new windows 7 clients the start menu keeps appearing as empty.

    Edit
    Previously running XP and it worked fine. Only since upgrading to Win7 the problem has started.
    Last edited by ihaveaproblem; 26th August 2011 at 12:40 PM.

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    Was the GPO handling the redirection originally created on 2008R2 or 2003? If it was created on 2003, create a brand new GPO from scratch that only does folder redirection and see if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Was the GPO handling the redirection originally created on 2008R2 or 2003? If it was created on 2003, create a brand new GPO from scratch that only does folder redirection and see if it works.
    2003.
    Created a new GPO and still the same result, folder empty

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    Disbale (do not leave not configured) this policy and it should work

    User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Start Menu > Remove Users folders from the Start Menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Disbale (do not leave not configured) this policy and it should work

    User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Start Menu > Remove Users folders from the Start Menu.
    Brilliant !
    That did the job. Thanks very much.
    only thing now is the shortcuts are opening a security window saying ' Do you want to open this file?' and having the option of open or cancel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Brilliant !
    That did the job. Thanks very much.
    only thing now is the shortcuts are opening a security window saying ' Do you want to open this file?' and having the option of open or cancel.
    I have that problem too. Its really annoying. I would have fixed it but its on my ever extending "to do list". I believe it is something to do with trusted sites etc (as your opening a link that resides on a network location you have to tell the clients to trust that location). Worth starting there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMash View Post
    I have that problem too. Its really annoying. I would have fixed it but its on my ever extending "to do list". I believe it is something to do with trusted sites etc (as your opening a link that resides on a network location you have to tell the clients to trust that location). Worth starting there.....
    Yep that was correct. I needed to add the server to the trusted intranet sites and after doing that it stopped the message.
    You can push out zone sites using the following group policy

    User config - admin templates - windows components - internet explorer - internet control panel - security page

    Enable 'Site to Zone assignment' and enter your sites with the correct value
    So i added, server.domain.local with the value of 1 because that = intranet zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Brilliant !
    That did the job. Thanks very much.
    only thing now is the shortcuts are opening a security window saying ' Do you want to open this file?' and having the option of open or cancel.
    Glad its sorted, i had the same problem. the solution produced by @ihaveaproblem should sort the other thing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    I'm having the problem where a redirected start menu appears empty.
    Using server 2008 R2 and the clients are Windows 7 + SP1
    I've tried some suggestions what others have said such as running a registery fix, ticking move existing contents.
    Anyone any got any more ideas how to fix it?

    I beleive the policy is set up correctly.

    \\server\shared$\start menu

    Grant user exclusive rights to Start Menu Disabled
    Move the contents of Start Menu to the new location Disabled
    Also apply redirection policy to Windows 2000, Windows 2000 server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems Enabled
    Policy Removal Behavior Leave contents
    Where is an option for what I bolded? Also Can someone clarify if the GPO settings are for the Server 03 GPO or the Win7 Gpo. Thank you all.

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    Sorry for digging this topic back up but did anyone manage to populate their start menu's? We have successfully redirected desktop and all programs menu but our start menu's are blank?

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