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Programs not showing up in the Start Menu

Posted on 2009-07-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a problem on my XenApp Advanced 4.5 on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise where users are unable to see particular applications in the Start Menu  unless they are in the local Administrators group for that server.
Question by:jon_xionoix
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Daniel Borger earned 1000 total points
ID: 24853904

The application shortcuts should be part of the all users start menu and the rights to the shortcuts should be for everyone or users. You can modify the all users desktop with the shortcuts as well. just check your permissions.

Expert Comment

ID: 24853940
you can find the location to add shortcuts to all users here:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

and as dborger said, make sure that the users you want to have access or the everyone group has access to these shortcuts

Author Comment

ID: 24854577
Thanks for the response guys but I double checked the perms and location of the app short cuts.  The shortcuts are in the All User's Start Menu and the Users group has Read & Execute AND Read access.  Naturally, I reapplied the perms for the entire Start Menu.  The Domain Users group is a member of the local Users group on this server.  Of course, all users in the domain are a member of Domain Users group.

So in the process of gathering more info, I took a user that has never needed or used this application previously and looked at the Start Menu.  The folder for the App was missing.  I then browsed to the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs and I saw the folder.  I then clicked on the Start Menu again, and suddenly the app I was looking for and a whole bunch of other apps showed up!

Why would this be happening?  I don't want to make the users browse to the location just to make it work.
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Expert Comment

by:Daniel Borger
ID: 24854600
Could it be something with the default user? you could copy a "configured" profile into the defaults users

Author Comment

ID: 24874883
dborger, forgive me but I was being stupid and couldn't figure out what you were saying.  That sounds good, let me give it a shot and I will let you know.

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