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    Removed Control Panel from Start Menu

    Hi Ladies and Gents...

    Here is the problem (and it probably something that I am over looking).

    Windows 7, Server 2008R2 domain.

    For a group of users I wish to have the control panel available (to change ease of access settings etc).

    I've copied an existing group policy applied it to the correct OU/group, made sure that

    'Start Menu & Taskbar\Remove programs on the settings menu' and
    'Control Panel\Prohibit Access to the control panel' are not configured.

    But Control Panel still does not display on the Start Menu. I have ensured that the new users have new profiles.

    The control panel is available (through a shortcut) with the appropriate visable cpl's available.

    Are there any other settings that would remove the control panel icon?

    RSOP has been checked on the two settings above and is correct.
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    Hi

    Is old policy which has the setting configured. Is this still being applied to the users?

    Check gpresults and see if both policies are being applied.

    Sukh

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    Hi Sukh,

    I have checked and as I have separeted the OU's to which the policy applies the old policy should not effect the user. I have double checked and this is the case.

    RSOP and gpresult .html shine no light on this when run on the target pc in the users context.

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    SOLVED:

    I had created a GPP for the Start Menu and accidently removed the control panel from the Start Menu settings. This was in a GPO that affected all users, but as GPP's don't show up in RSOP data and that is where I got confused!

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    Hi

    Glad you solved it. Group Policy Results wizard in ‘Group Policy Management’ (GPMC ) 2.0 will show GPP.

    Sukh

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    I shall get that installed ASAP!



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