Solved

Need help building custom start menu using folder redirection group policy on Windows 7.

Posted on 2011-09-10
2
478 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am deploying some Windows 7 workstations into my domain.  I currently provide my XP users a completely custom start menu using folder redirection through a group policy.  I would like to do the same thing with these Windows 7 workstations, but I am not having much success.

I am building a directory on the local hard drive of the Windows 7 workstations using a startup script that contains the custom menu I want to push out.  I have enabled folder redirection in a user policy but my start menu doesn't contain any of the items I am placing into the custom start menu folder.

I could really use some help with this, a step by step tutorial would be awesome of anyone knows of one.
0
Comment
Question by:CousinDupree
2 Comments
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
johnb6767 earned 500 total points
ID: 36517814
Do you have any Folder Redirection errors in the Event Viewer? And are you sure the folder has updated the path in the Shell Folders value in the registry?

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

"Start Menu" value should be pointing to your redirected location....
0
 

Author Comment

by:CousinDupree
ID: 36526717
It turned out that the permissions on the folder I was creating were not correct.  
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.

821 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