?
Solved

All Programs in the Start Menu for Users Have Disappeared and Program Association are Gone

Posted on 2008-10-28
6
Medium Priority
?
565 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Not sure what has caused this but all programs in the start menu have disappeared and program association are no long connected.  Eg docs can only be opened in Wordpad.  

The admin can open all programs and the start menu is fine.

I have reset the permissions on program files and reinstalled Office to no avail.

promon shows SUCCESS for accessing files.

Have reset the permissions on the registry for Office, no dice.

Client needs this fix tonight.  Thanks everyone.
~
0
Comment
Question by:TX_SCUBA
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:TX_SCUBA
ID: 22827807
Update-
Loggin on to the server as a user... There is no programs in the start, but when navigating to the program files I can start to open Excel but get the following error.

One of your libraries (stdale32.tlb) is missing or damaged.  Please run setup to install it.

I have reinstalled using change user /install - execute many times.  Restarting each time.

Again all programs are gone and the printer service for terminal server does is not able to find it's path.

~
0
 

Author Comment

by:TX_SCUBA
ID: 22827904
Ok now I don't the the stdol32.tld error. After fixing with this link http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;296114 


"Object library (l) is missing or damaged" Is the new error  and the above link is supposed to fix it too.

Still don't have any programs in the start menu.

~
0
 

Author Comment

by:TX_SCUBA
ID: 22828015
Have uninstalled using change user /install

Reinstalled using change user /execute

Same error for the (l) file and after that is passed an error stating the feature has not been installed and the app closes.

~
0
WatchGuard's M Series Appliances - Miecom Approved

WatchGuard's newest M series appliances were put to the test by Miercom.  We had great results and outperformed all of our competitors in both stateless and stateful traffic throghput scenarios! Ready to see how your UTM appliance stacked up? Download the Miercom Report!

 

Author Comment

by:TX_SCUBA
ID: 22828599
Procmon log file, verofe fixing the All User\Application Data permissions.

Now I just have to get Office and the desktop to work.
Procmon-10-28-08-1030.txt
0
 

Author Comment

by:TX_SCUBA
ID: 22828648
Got the desktop back by fixing folder permission.  Actually all I did was re-apply same permissions to the sub folders.

Now Office apps say the user does not have the rights to install the app.  Promise their installed.  Must be another permission issue.  If you maneuver to the apps on the server drives there are several errors but the the apps run fine.

~
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
TX_SCUBA earned 0 total points
ID: 22859046
Reapplied the authenticated users group to the default users profile file and this seems to have fixed the issue.  All programs reappeared int he start menu and the programs run just fine.
~
0

Featured Post

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question