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    Start Menu Redirection problems

    Hi - our Windows Start Menu redirection suddenly seems to appear as 'open windows on the desktop' as well as in the Start Menu everytime a student logs on. Our redirection policy has

    everyone's folder redirected same location
    \\serverxx\mprofile$\start menu

    Grant Exclusive rights to Start Menu - Disabled
    Move contents of Start Menu to the new location - Disabled

    Also apply redirection policy to provious windows - Enabled

    Policy removal behaviour - restore contents


    Many thanks in advance


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    So - the start menu opens in an Explorer window when a user logs on?
    All users? or just pupils?

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    The Students have an OU which controls startmenu redirection- and this morning when a student logs on it opens each branch of the start menu in a seperate explorer window so there effectivly 20 or so open windows on the students desktop!

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    Do you use mandatory roaming profiles?

    What changes have been made recently?

    Does it happen on every PC?

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    Yes students use mandatory roaming profiles - the only change has been testing some windows 7 pc's to see if they would access the redirected start menu. We then created an OU for one win7 machine to logon but have removed it.

    Yes it does happen to every PC.


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    Ok... in that case... try logging on without the roaming profile.

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    Have removed the 'profile' path from the user account and it still gets the multiple windows opening

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    Hmm. That's very odd.
    There's no autorun.inf files or anything like that hidden in the start menu structure is there? (Just thinking out loud now, as it were...)

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    no nothing has changed it has all been fine up until this morning! and I can't find any reference to it anywhere....

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    Weird!

    Well - next thing I'd try would be to create a duplicate GPO and try it in a different OU with inheritance blocked...

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