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    Start Menu redirection help!

    I have three different software installs for the main IT rooms. I'm just wondering where there is anyway of setting up the folder redirection so that if the programs don't exist in that room they don't show up?

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    Re: Start Menu redirection help!

    You can re-direct to a local folder that just contains the icons you need on that machine. You will need to create the folder on every machine mind and populate it with the necessary icons.

    Alternatively, use loopback or WMI filters to assign one of three different folder redirection policies.

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    Re: Start Menu redirection help!

    I like that first suggestion Ric_. Have you used that one?

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    Re: Start Menu redirection help!

    @mark: I know others have but I don't personally. What I do is have a generic start menu and then have a shortcut to a share holding the random selection of gubbins that come with laptops (CD burning software, DVD players, etc.). IIRC the shortcut links to a batch file that opens the a folder called \\server\share\%computername% in explorer.

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    Re: Start Menu redirection help!

    @wesleyw: Why do you redirect start menu? If you leave them alone, then they will automatically show the software installed on the machine. Here's what I do...

    1 - Students have mandatory profiles and are restricted from seeing the All Users stuff and only get the basic XP start menu. When a student logs on, a script copies the AllUsers stuff to their Start Menu for that session except it filters out the stuff I don't want them to see (uninstalls, readmes etc)

    2 - Staff have roaming profiles and are NOT restricted from seeing the All Users stuff.

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    being economical here and digging up an old thread, ajbritton do you have a copy of this script please, and would it work if you restricted access to the common startup groups via gpo?



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