I set up a default profile on a Windows XP Professional workstation to roll out to a combination of Windows 2000 Pro and Windows XP Pro machines.
In this profile I set up everything the way I wanted it, including the Quick Launch bar, and then copied the profile out to the server.
The rollout appeared to be going well until I realized that on the Windows 2000 Pro workstations there was no Quick Launch bar. If I right click on the toolbar and add the Quick Launch to the Taskbar it immediately appears on the right side, near the task tray.
If I try to pull it across, I can make it snap to the other side, beside the Start button, but then the area of the Taskbar where open programs are shown is only about a inch wide. The little pull bar is nowhere to be found. It only the little seperator bar between it and the extremely long quicklaunch bar now.
The Quick Launch portion of the Taskbar still has the little pull handle beside it and I can move it back over to the right side (near the task tray again), and it allows me to resize it over there as large or small as I would like, but the open program portion of the taskbar seems completely locked.
Can anyone give me a suggestion on how to fix this? We have rolled this out to around 150 machines already. The XP Pros seem completely fine, but almost all the Windows 2000 Pro machines are having the same problem.
Here is an image of what they want versus what they have: http://www.antagonist.cc/images/bg.jpg
The top of this image is a normal Win2K taskbar with the quicklaunch bar looking like it should. Everything is moveable and resizable. The bottom is what I am getting on every Win2K machine in my network using that shared WinXP profile. The Quick Launch bar can be put on either side. If it is on the right instead of the left I can make it as big or small as I choose, but most people prefer it on the left side (as pictured) and as you can see I am not able to pull the task bar over towards it to make it larger.
Any help you can give me would be great.