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    Adding start menu icons via Group Policy

    Hi All,


    We want to customise the All programs menu to have a select few programs for a student login.

    E.g.
    word
    excel
    program1
    program2
    IE

    Whats the best way to do this? I asked a similar question with Desktop icons which involved redirecting the folder to a shared folder on the server.

    This the best to do it too?

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    Are you looking at just adding shortcuts to the 'Programs' menu or looking to give 'Students' an entirely different 'Program' menu?

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    Give them shortcuts to various programs only.

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    If they are the only users of these computers, then I would look at redirecting the 'Programs' folder to a network drive.

    Then it's easier to update if you need to add shortcuts.

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    Hi, No there is about 50 odd PCs. And I wish to lockdown the programs menu of the students login.


    Should of mentioned, Server 2008 with XP Clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    Hi, No there is about 50 odd PCs. And I wish to lockdown the programs menu of the students login.


    Should of mentioned, Server 2008 with XP Clients.
    In GP, you can redirect the start menu to a folder on the server. Then you can add whatever shortcuts you want into that folder.

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    I use GPPs to contruct the student start menu, you can then build in checks to see if the program is actually installed therefore avoiding dead links.

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    I got this working as you suggested, many thanks.

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