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    Re: Very slow shared start menu shorts -not sure how to explain!

    Check your DNS infrastructure is working correctly.

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    Re: Very slow shared start menu shorts -not sure how to explain!

    I have similar troubles. I have redone all my office shortcuts etc but sometimes I get that freezing. I know it is occassionally because there is a shortcut in the menu which cant resolve the path to the server and app but seriously why should the machines hang upto a minute while it sorts itself out?

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    Re: Very slow shared start menu shorts -not sure how to expl

    Quote Originally Posted by djm968
    Quote Originally Posted by Uraken
    I'm having a similar problem with my redirected shortcuts taken ages to appear can you elaborate on your fix cm786?
    Check the permission set on the shared start menu folder. Standard users should only have read permissions on this folder and the shortcuts.
    Are you referring to NTFS or share permissions?
    We dont have the students allowed to do anything except read via NTFS permissions or they would delete/edit/add stuff, but share permissions are everyone - full control.

    Because we are having the same problems

    Although I am yet to go through and check for greyed out shortcuts

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    Re: Very slow shared start menu shorts -not sure how to expl

    We have similar problems. It seems to be worse if we redirect to a DFS share using a FQDN unc path. We would preferably like to use a DFS share for fallover resiliance. Any advice? I know this is slightly off topic but we do have some wierd DNS AD issues here too. Some clients assigned by DHCP are resolved to incorrect IP's.

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    Re: Very slow shared start menu shorts -not sure how to explain!

    @complete_phreak: More than likely, your DNS problem is causing the start menu problems... you must fix DNS for everything to work correctly. DCDIAG and NETDIAG should help with this.

    I also know that ChrisH has had issues with slow start menus and DFS... may be worth dropping him a PM?

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    Re: Very slow shared start menu shorts -not sure how to explain!

    Hi chris h did you manage to get any where near a fix for this its still driving me mad

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    I've got a major problem with slow start menus on xp too

    I've checked all the icons, got rid of any dubious ones
    run dcdiag
    the only error is when i do it to the ip of the dc it has
    directory binding error 87 at the start
    im not sure what this is but there exists a reverse dns pointer for the server

    netdiag no problems

    made sure users are readnly on the folder

    according to filemon, there's a massive amount of csc activity when trying to browse start menus. (attached filemon log file)

    what else is involved in this process?
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Do you really want your start menus cached offline?

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    yeah cos when we used to not do that, they always got horribly inconsistent.
    this is the best thing........when it works

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    There is a setting in ad under user config>admin templates > start menu > Do not use serach based methods when resolving shortcuts (or some such)

    Definition below, it might be worth a shot. I shall post later if it fixes our problems.


    Prevents the system from conducting a comprehensive search of the target drive to resolve a shortcut.

    By default, when the system cannot find the target file for a shortcut (.lnk), it searches all paths associated with the shortcut. If the target file is located on an NTFS partition, the system then uses the target's file ID to find a path. If the resulting path is not correct, it conducts a comprehensive search of the target drive in an attempt to find the file.

    If you enable this setting, the system does not conduct the final drive search. It just displays a message explaining that the file is not found.

    Note: This setting only applies to target files on NTFS partitions. FAT partitions do not have this ID tracking and search capability.

    Also, see the "Do not track Shell shortcuts during roaming" and the "Do not use the tracking-based method when resolving shell shortcuts" settings.

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