Clean up user Start Menus in Windows server 2003 terminal server session
Posted on 2009-04-16
I have looked for this issue all over the internet and have not found a good way to accomplish this task.
We run a Citrix environment on top of windows terminal server 2003 boxes. Users login to full desktops provided by ICA connections.
The huge bane of my existence has been messy profiles and Start Menus. I have hidden things like CMD and accessibility settings from the start menu on Default and "All Users" profile on each of the servers. However now I have users that have logged in to their profile and now have those links saved to their profile start menu. I could go to each profile and delete there start menu folder in there profiles. But we have quite a few users.
Is there a way to clear out a users start Menu each time they logout, or in, to make it so it will automatically look for changes on the all users or default users profile? This would also help when we add or change app names or structure in the start menu.
I know there is someone out there that has done this before.
Thank you for your time.