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Windows Thread, double clicking on the start menu in Technical; Originally Posted by altecsole Here is a small program you can run as a logon script. It'll pop up a ...
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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by altecsole
    Here is a small program you can run as a logon script. It'll pop up a message and close the window when they try to access a share on a network computer from the redirected start menu. It's written using AutoIT3.
    Nice!
    Do you have the au3? I can compile it here and want to look at how it does it if possible.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Did this work. Got the same thing here now as well. Just gone down the redirected menus route.

    Cheers.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    No reply with the Au3 so I am not prepared to run it until I know whats in the source.
    Any ideas ninja?

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Sorry, I normally get an email when posts get updated but it didn't happen with this one.

    Here is the .au3 file. It'll pop up a message box if you browse network shares from a redirected start menu. There is a WinKill option that is commented out. You can uncomment this to kill the browse window. Feel free to change or amend as required.
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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    I am sure you can lock it down by "disabling browsing network" in the GPO ...something like that; because personally I would get annoyed as a user if I couldn't right click on something.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran
    I am sure you can lock it down by "disabling browsing network" in the GPO ...something like that; because personally I would get annoyed as a user if I couldn't right click on something.
    Yeah, you'd think so, but I've not been able to find another way of stopping this.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    this can be stopped by using a custom adm that maps a drive letter to the share being used as the redirected area instead of unc path (its a known windows error). i have attached adm for you.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    except it didn't upload? umm heres the text save as redirect.adm and add to Active Directory
    begin code*****
    CLASS USER

    CATEGORY !!START



    KEYNAME !!ShellFolderRegPath

    POLICY !!RedirectStartMenu
    EXPLAIN !!Redirect_Explain


    PART !!RedirectMessage EDITTEXT
    DEFAULT !!DefaultRedirection
    VALUENAME "Start Menu"
    END PART


    END POLICY

    POLICY !!RedirectStartMenuProg
    EXPLAIN !!Redirect_Explain


    PART !!RedirectMessage EDITTEXT
    DEFAULT !!DefaultRedirection
    VALUENAME "Programs"
    END PART


    END POLICY

    POLICY !!RedirectStartMenuStartup
    EXPLAIN !!Redirect_Explain


    PART !!RedirectMessage EDITTEXT
    DEFAULT !!DefaultRedirection
    VALUENAME "startup"
    END PART


    END POLICY

    END CATEGORY

    [Strings]
    START="Start Folder Redirection"
    ShellFolderRegPath="Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders"


    RedirectStartMenu="Redirect Start Menu"
    RedirectStartMenuStartup="Redirect Start Menu Startup"
    RedirectStartMenuProg="Redirect Start Menu Programs"
    Redirect_Explain= "Redirects the Start Menu folder"

    DefaultRedirection = "c:\temp"


    RedirectMessage="Start Menu Folder"

    end code****

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Hello Uraken

    I've just been trying to implement your adm file and have imported it as a template, I can see the folder under Administrative Templates called Start Folder Redirection but there are no setting listed. Do i need to edit your adm file to reflect a mapped network drive location?

    Also anyone else that may be following this post i downloaded altecsole StopNetBrowse.au3 file compiled to .exe. I found that it worked very well and indeed killed the explorer window as soon as i tried to browse the network share from the redirected start menu, however when i looked at the process in task manager i found that it was running at upto 45% Cpu usage. Does anyone know i might be able to reduce this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated this problem is really starting to get to me!!!!

    Thanks

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    rchilcott you need to go right click and choose view, filtering and take out the two ticks on only show things that can be fully managed, you will then be able to see the policy in all its glory.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Uraken

    That's great thanks for getting back to me so quickly really appreciated will let you know how i get on

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    The StopNetBrowse is ripping through the CPU cycles because it is running a tight loop looking for Windows containing the text '\\'.

    All this should need is a short time delay (say 500ms) in the loop which would give the CPU time to do something else.

    A quick look in the AutoIt help file suggests that

    Code:
    Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
    Opt("TrayIconHide", 1)
    while 1
    if WinExists("", "\\") Then
    	MsgBox(4112, "Caught!", "Gotcha!", 1)
    	;WinKill("on", "\\")
    EndIf
    sleep(500)
    wend
    should do the trick.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Thanks ajbritton i thought it might be something to do with the continuous loop but did not know how to put a delay on it. Am experimenting with the 2 methods (mapped network drive or this .au3 file) to prevent users accessing network shares via the redirected start menu. I'll let everyone know what works best for me.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    To anyone that may be following this post just wanted to let you know that both the script and ADM template methods worked for me.

    I ended up going for the Adm template that lets me redirect the start menu.

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that contributed to this post.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    I have added the adm file and enabled the policy, however it is not applying to test OU that has my test pc in it. Can you spot anything in the screen dumps that could be why it is not applying?
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