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    Redirected Start menu and Office 2010

    We use a redirected start menu for the pupils however we installed Office 2010 and copied over the shortcuts but when a student clicks on them nothing happens in most rooms, in others it brings up a permission error. If we give the students read/write/modify permissions on the folder then it works but of course this leads to students saving things there as well.

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    This is probably because the shortcuts which Office creates in the start menu are not standard .lnk shorcuts pointing to the .exe file, but a managed shortcut linked to the Windows Installer Service. To resolve this if you create a shortcut manually and point it to the require .exe files, and then copy that to your redirected start menu you should find it works with no problems.

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    We have redirected Start Menus and some of our shortcuts do not work. What I have found fixed this for me is Move the non-working shortcuts off the Start Menu and put them in a folder of their own:



    We found that Office shortcuts at the same level as Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player in the Start Menu above did not work. We moved them into a sub folder [Microsoft Office 2010 above] and found them to be much more reliable.

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