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This is an interesting problem. We have WIn2K server and NT4 clients currently. We control our policies via poledit and a set of polocies for different groups which the main concern is the CUSTOM START MENU.

The poledit policy currently is for NT 4 and under Custom Folders -> Custom Start Menu we have defined a custom start menu.

We now want to introduce XP workstations to the equation but they dont pick up the start menu using the default policy. How can I get this to work? Do I need a policy template for XP? if so where can I get one or does 2K server have something that works??

thanks again
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by:matheson
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what about using gpedit.msc

it can be found in the system32 folder.
or just go to start, run and type gpedit.msc and press ok
it has all of the policies in there

under user settings,
administrative templates and start menu and taskbar
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by:Jamesm007
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I saw that earlier, but there is no facility to specify another location for a start menu so I can set a generic start menu to load from a server location
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by:oBdA
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In an Active Directory domain, your XP clients will process Group Policies, not the NT4 style system policies with the NTConfig.pol.
The group policy setting you're looking for is under User Configuration\Windows Settings\Folder Redirections.
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Thanks oBdA, I have set this in the server but when I log into the w/s it does not make a difference, which is why I thought there may be another way to do this? Maybee I have to enable something on the XP client?
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It should work the same way as the NT4 system policies.
Have you checked with an easy to determine setting (for example "Show logoff in start menu") if the group policies are applied at all?
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OK I found the problem! If I do a fresh windows XP build, it works fine, but if I upgrade the current NT4 computer to XP with SP1, the policies do not get sucked down?? Is there anything which needs to be done thats different than upgrading rather than fresh install??

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