Chosen Wallpaper Not Displayed And Other AD Questions
We are performing a forced migration away from 2003. The solution is being developed in house and we are at a stage where some external input will be very useful.
I have attached the new Students GPO and I have three questions which probably do not impact upon each other and are only connected insofar as they all arise from Active Directory [I have edited the Active Directory report to make it more anonymous but the important values which affect the operation are unchanged]
Question 1: I would like the wallpaper I have chosen to display but it does not. This is not a problem with the settings from above this [Students] OU because when we remove the AD link and create a GPO for wallpaper only the chosen wallpaper is displayed. I think it must be another setting in this GPO which conflicts with our wallpaper setting. We have gone through many permutations: Setting Active Desktop on/off, Allow only BMP wallpapers,….
Question 2: I cannot get the ‘Map Drive’ letter at the end of this GPO to work again this was working before we put other settings in. We are using a script at the moment but it would be nice to be able to use the new capabilities of the new AD to the fullest.
Question 3: Giving the students Start Menu shortcuts introduces a ‘weakness’ I find very frustrating. It is one that is well know and has been covered on other threads but I do not recall a definitive answer being posted. Students double click a folder in the allocated Start Menu and navigate up the folder structure back to the SYSVOL/Logon Scripts/Common Folders level on the server. Has anyone prevented this from happening? If ‘yes‘ how did you do it?
Sorry this is such a long post. I am at my wits end with these issues and I am also on a tight deadline to get the new network up and running having failed to implement it in the summer.
Ideas on these questions welcome then….
Server OS: Windows server 2008 Standard: 64 Bit: Service Pack 1.
Workstation OS: Windows XP Pro: 32 Bit: Service Pack 3.