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How can you get the same user to have different start menus dependent on the machine that they logon to?

How can you get the same user to have different start menus dependent on the machine that they logon to? Active Directory group policy settings control the start menu and its redirection by user but I need the same user to get a different start menu depending on what machine ( or group of machines) they may be sitting at (any one of 250 machines).
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rkotowicCommented:
You must set AD group policy option named "User Group Policy loopback policy mode). You can find this in  Group Policy manager under path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Ssytem\Group Policy\User Group Policy loopback policy mode.

It's description of this option:

Applies alternate user settings when a user logs on to a computer affected by this setting.

This setting directs the system to apply the set of Group Policy objects for the computer to any user who logs on to a computer affected by this setting. It is intended for special-use computers, such as those in public places, laboratories, and classrooms, where you must modify the user setting based on the computer that is being used.

By default, the user's Group Policy objects determine which user settings apply. If this setting is enabled, then, when a user logs on to this computer, the computer's Group Policy objects determine which set of Group Policy objects applies.

To use this setting, select one of the following modes from the Mode box:

--   "Replace" indicates that the user settings defined in the computer's Group Policy objects replace the user settings normally applied to the user.

--   "Merge" indicates that the user settings defined in the computer's Group Policy objects and the user settings normally applied to the user are combined. If the settings conflict, the user settings in the computer's Group Policy objects take precedence over the user's normal settings.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the user's Group Policy objects determines which user settings apply.

Note: This setting is effective only when both the computer account and the user account are in Windows 2000 domains.

Goodluck
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tradecraft1Commented:
Maybe I dont understand the question but by default when I log into any workstation in the domain I get the Startup menu specific for that machine. The only way I would get the same startup across multiple machines was if romaing profiles (insert Shudder here) were in use.

Maybe I am missing something?

--Chris
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