Change Start Menu Style from Classic to New
Posted on 2009-02-12
I have an interesting problem. I am wanting to change the start menu that users have when they log in from Classic to XP New (using the Luna Theme). All users currently recieve the classic them because the default user on each machine is set to have the classic start menu. My users at one time had roaming profiles but now all profiles are stored on the local machine. We do redirect the My Documents but I do not think that would alter anything.
Below are things that I have tried:
1. Applying "Force Use of Classic Startmenu" and setting it to disable. Because I can not apply GPOs to my users OU (only to my computers OU), I used loopback policy processing. I then verified that this change was taking effect through RSOP.
2. After seeing that step one didn't work, I check to see if my test user had a profile on that machine (which it did). I deleted the profile, restarted, and still had the classic startmenu.
3. I logged in as the local admin and set the start menu from classic to new. I then copied (through system properties) the local administrator profile to the default user. I then logged back in as my test user (after deleting the local profile) and I no longer had the classic startmenu.
However, I do not want to completely replace the default user on every single machine. If possible, I would either like to change the start menu from classic to new for every user (both existing profiles and new profiles). Remember that I either have to use loopback policy processing or a piece of the Computer Config part in GPO (A.K.A, no logon or logoff scripts or User Group Policy Preferences).
I am thinking that if I knew the specific part of a user's profile that controls what type of start menu they recieve, I could distribute that one piece. If someone knows a much easier solution or a better solution, that would be great as well.