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    Start Menu Folders + Icons

    Hi,

    I've just installed a new application on our Windows 2008 RDS server, the installation is all fine and the application works as intended etc... I'm just having a problem getting the icon to appear in the start menu for all users.

    I've added a folder and shortcut for the app to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs but the Icon hasn't appeared. If a user types the name of the app into the Start Menu search function then they can find the app and launch it with no issues - it's just getting the icon to appear.

    There's no redirection in place on the start menu. It's a strange issue because normally when the App is installed and a shortcut is added during installation, then there are no problems.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
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    I believe C:\ProgramData is a hidden directory by default. This might be the reason why the icon isn't appearing.

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    I didn't think of that, have just done a quick test and that doesn't seem to be the issue...

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    What about making it appear on the desktop (as an alternative)?

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    Yep that's definitely a viable alternative, we've done this with a few applications in the past and it works fine. Cheers for the suggestion.

    I do prefer (Because it's neater I suppose) to supply the link through the start menu if possible - plus I'm actually curious as to what is causing this now!

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    I find it easier to use Start Menu redirection anyway, just so I can hide the applications that I need to use from normal staff memebers and just give them the standard Office etc.

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