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    Sort By Name Group Policy

    Hi Folks,

    Does anybody know if there is a Group policy that will Sort Start Menu Items by name?

    When i click on Start - All Programs the list of programs is all over the place, and I can right click on them a select "Sort By Name" which makes them look alot neater,

    However not everyone has the ability to Right Click and Select Sort By Name, and was wondering if there was a Policy that could be fired out that would ensure that the Start Menu Items always appeared in that way.

    Any thoughts?

    What are the chances of a forum focussed purely on Group Policys and Settings?

    Regards,

    Matt

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    Re: Sort By Name Group Policy

    I dont think there is anything like this but Im sure this could be set in what ever profiling system you use.

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    Re: Sort By Name Group Policy

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the reply. We use a Mandatory Roaming Profile for Pupils. When the profile was created, the "Sort By name" right click was applied, although when users logon it doens't seem to make a difference.

    Matt

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    Re: Sort By Name Group Policy

    To sort the Start Menu, you need to DELETE the following registry key:
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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    MenuOrder\Start Menu
    The way that I do this in AD is by using the PolicyMaker Registry Extension, which is a freely downloadable GP client side extension (Desktop Standard PolicyMaker Registry Extension). This lets you make registry changes via GP.

    Alternatively, create a simple logon script which does the following (NB - NOT TESTED)
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    REG DELETE "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu" /f
    and add it to a group policy which affects user accounts.

    You can also sort the Favourites list by deleting
    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    MenuOrder\Favorites

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    PolicyMaker Registry Extension sounds very good. Gona take a look at it tomorrow. At last I can get rid of the .reg files from my logon scripts

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    Re: Sort By Name Group Policy

    @SYSMAK_MK

    Yep, it's very handy. It's just a pity the GPMC integration isn't a bit better. It would be great if all the settings appeared there as well as GP Editor.

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    Re: Sort By Name Group Policy

    Super..

    Thanks very much for the replies.. Just downloaded the software, going to give it a go in a bit!

    Regards,

    Matt

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