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    Group Policy.

    On a Windows 7 client using 2008R2 servers I am trying to enable the ability to right click on the start menu and get the context menu as I've disabled it want want to enable it for some users.

    The policy I am apply to users to enable some additional thinks works fine. I can make changes and watch them apply. When I disable the setting
    Users ==> Policies ==> admin Templates ==> Start memu and task bar ==> Remove drag and drop and context menus from the start menu
    Nothing happens, i.e. I can't right click.

    Thinking that for some windows reason this setting might not be the right one I created antother policy on a test user and just enabled and disabled this setting as I did the ability to right click came and went exactly as expected. So any ideas why? I assume that something else must be disabling the context menu but I can't see anything that would that relates to the start menu...

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    When you apply group polices depending on the settings you have to logoff and login to make it affective straight away, even a reboot can help as well.

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    Been loging off and back in, as it's user policties a reboot shouldn't be necessary. Plus I was using a very obvious check to make sure it was applying properly (switching the "help" link off and on).
    Very frustrating.

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    How many users do you want to enable it for?
    You could just deny read/apply policy permissions for those users that need the functionality enabled.

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    why not use gpupdate?

    on your machine gpupdate /target:user

    or if its a remote machine use pstools:

    psexec \\humpty GPUpdate /target:user

    refreshes a remote machine with out the user logging off

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