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Problem with IE Favorites folder redirect with .adm template

Posted on 2008-10-14
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Hello,

I've made the following .adm template to redirect IE Favorites folder.  The Category shows up in the group policy editor, but when you click on it, there is nothing in the sub tree, so I cannot set the value.

CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Internet Explorer"
POLICY "Location of Favorites folder"
KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\User Shell Folders"
   PART "Location of Favorites folder" EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT
      VALUENAME "Favorites"
      DEFAULT "\\DC1\%USERNAME%\"
      END PART
   END POLICY
END CATEGORY

If I change the KEYNAME by adding "Policies", like so:

"Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\User Shell Folders"

the value then shows up in the Group Policy editor, and can be set (however that is not the correct registry value). Every example I've seen, indicates that I can pick any Registry Key to build a template around.

Any suggestions wold be appreciated.

Thanks

Tom
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In the GP editor, go to View > Filter (when you're in the Administrative Templates section), and uncheck the box "Only show policies that can be fully managed". You're writing outside the "Policies" keys, so you're "tattooing" the registry, it's not a real group policy. If you ever decide to remove the template, set all policies to "Not configured" *before* you actually remove.
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by:limestoneFleming
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OMG.  Problem resolved. LOL
I won't tell you how long I worked on this!

Thanks a million! 500 points to  oBdA!!!
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