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Windows Thread, double clicking on the start menu in Technical; Hi We are having the issue where pupils double click on a folder in our redirected start menu and it ...
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    double clicking on the start menu

    Hi
    We are having the issue where pupils double click on a folder in our redirected start menu and it launches with the network path in windows explorer.
    I have searched the forums and found a couple of threads of interest where there have been group policy suggestions but I have still not be able to figure out which part of group policy does it.
    Can someone please tell me the setting I need to enable to cure this problem?
    NOTE: we use classic start menu's here

    Cheers

    EDIT:
    To elaborate, a user can double click on "Accessories" in the start menu and it then launches windows explorer with the contents of "Accessories" listed. If the start menu is redirected this launches the UNC path of the redirected "Accessories". Once the pupils have that window they can then click on the "Folders" button on the explorer window and then browse the network potentially.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Same problem here when we enabled right click on the desktop. That specifically is in User Config > Admin > windows> IE > Browser Menu > Disable Context Menu

    I may have done it elsewhere with the context menu tho'.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Hi
    thanks for that mark, it blocked IE right clicks but it did not cure the issue. I have edited the first post to explain the problem more clearly.
    Anymore ideas? :P

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Our network doesn't allow this, if you double click either it comes up with message saying access denied. It's done with group policy restrictions, but don't ask me exactly how, I can't remember. It proves it is possible to restrict however.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    But do you use redirected start menus?
    I think the message you see is because its trying to launch the folder for your start menu which is located on the C:\ and your C:\ is hidden. That part works. If I use redirected though I have issues.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Yes, that's exactly the problem we had ZH - we have redirected start menus too. Settings from IE leak over into explorer is the problem.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Hmm thats weird, I enabled the policy you said about and reset the users profile but it could still launch when double clicked on the start menu?
    If you revert your setting does the ability come back?
    Any other possible conflicting policy settings we could have?

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Just a quick question, why do you need the accessories on the start menu? I have been looking into setting up a redirected start menu, but only want to show the programs list and nothing else. If there is a problem with this can someone enlighten me as I was hoping to get it ready for next week :P

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    The "accessories" folder was a just a example.
    If you have a folder under the "programs" directory try double clicking on it and follow the Edit section in my first post.
    If you select "entire network" from the "folders" list button you can see all your pc's and start browsing for open shares/printers etc.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    found this but I have not tried it yet.
    It def sounds like its linked to IE but I have not been able to find a GP setting that cures it here.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Why does it matter?

    What you need to make sure you do is not have any folders accessible which users could get to like this but shouldn't get to.

    eg - suppose they're opening up \\server\share\menu\accessories - they can then move up to \\server and see its shares. There might be one called "private_staff_work"; provided that the permissions on that are set properly it doesn't matter that they can see the share; they can't access it.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    If, like in our setup, you have different start menu's per room/ faculty etc, then pupils could navigate around and launch any locally installed apps. Not really a problem, as we don't have staff programs re-directed there, like sims.net

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    But even if they could browse to an icon for Sims.Net, surely the permissions on it wouldn't allow them to run it (and I'm assuming Sims has some kind of internal security which prevents anyone from just using it without some kind of authentication!)

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    Really, why is not the point, I have just seen other people saying its simple so I thought I would ask.

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    Re: double clicking on the start menu

    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.
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