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    Hide Startup Folder from Start Menu

    Hi,

    Is there a way to hide the Startup Folder for student accounts in the start menu, but in a way so the stuff inside the folder still runs? I have put a script in there, i set the file to hidden but when that is set it doesnt run. Unhide it and it works again. I just dont want to student to see the script on the start menu.

    I cant use the script as a logon script as i only want it to run on the terminal servers. Loopback doesnt seem to be playing for some reason so cant just set it for the server.

    The only thing i have thought of is a redirected start menu & hide everything in the all users folder. But i want to only have it set on the terminal servers. But i dont think i can use this because loopback doesn't seem to be working. So for now i want to try and avoid this.

    Any thoughts please?

    Thanks
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    strange, i've been routinely doing this for years and shortcuts in the startup-folder still work.

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    Its odd, it used to work just fine. The item in the startup folder is a shortcut to a script. I had this hidden and it worked ok until recently.

    Thanks.

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    Security permissions changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prritchardavid View Post
    Security permissions changed?
    Checked all that. Spend abit of time on it.

    Just looking to see if there is a way to hide the startup folder.

    Thanks

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    Any many of these servers you got? if not too many you could try this

    You could try using the local group policy and use a logon script through that, that way its just for the servers you do that for and not for the whole domain, as your loop back is not working


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    Quote Originally Posted by prritchardavid View Post
    Any many of these servers you got? if not too many you could try this

    You could try using the local group policy and use a logon script through that, that way its just for the servers you do that for and not for the whole domain, as your loop back is not working


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    I forgot this existed! thanks

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    No worries

    Glad I could be of service!

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