Roaming profile start menu not merging with local start menu
The start menu in the user's roaming profile is not getting merged with the start menu in the local all users profile. This only affects Win 7 / Server 2008 R2. XP is OK.
When a user logs onto a Windows 7 machine or Server 2008 R2 machine, there are group policy preferences to create shortcuts in their start menu\programs folder. It works in XP, and in Windows 7/2008 the shortcuts do get created in the users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows \Start Menu\Programs folder, but the user cannot see the shortcuts when they click the start/all programs button.
The user just sees the local start menu - their profile start menu isn't merged with it.
I've spent hours on this and cannot understand why this is happening. The Start Menu and App Data folders are not redirected.
It works perfectly for the desktop - I can create shortcuts for the desktop and the users sees a combination of the machine's desktop shortcuts and theirs.
Any ideas why the start menus don't merge?