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Group Policy Start Menu Redirection Issue

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Hi,

I currently have Start Menu redirection working on my network via GPO. But now I need to figure out a way of redirecting the Start Menu’s Via a Computer Group rather than a User Group.

For Example:
I have teacher Desktops that I need start menu redirection to point to the programs share on the Server. But the Teacher’s also have their own Laptops which I don’t want start menu redirection. So is there a way of doing this via a computer group rather than user?

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Hi,

you can use the loopback processing mode for that : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287/en-us

In this way, the users policy will be applied to them based on the location of the computer object only.

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Hi there,

Thanks for this. Do I need to run this in Merge or Replace mode?

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It should be in Replace Mode in your case.

In merge mode it will apply the "user configuration" part of the GPO that is linked to the User OU AND computer OU.
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I have just read that in replace mode it doesn't gather any of the user policies. The problem with that is on the laptops I have some user policies in place that I would still need to be in place.

Is it to complicated for its own good?

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