Windows 7 Permissions

Posted on 2011-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Have a Windows 7 Pro notebook on a network.  The network is adminstered by someone else. User can personalize their desktop but cannot create or delete desktop items. They can do this however within their My Documents folder.

Is this likely to be a group policy setting administered through the network manager ?

User has appropriate permissions setup, so I assume it is a group policy issue and not a Windows 7 issue.
Question by:discoveranother

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Yes that sounds like a group policy lockdown.  I've set up many domains with Windows 7 but have never restricted desktop changes.
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It could be GP, it also could be a local policy set up, or it could be a third party software he has installed on the clients.
Why don't you just ask administrator?

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by:Benjamin MOREAU
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Maybe you have a GPO to redirect the desktop location on a file share on which you have no rights.

Run Windows Explorer & right click on "desktop"; check the target and you will know if the desktop is redirected.

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Thanks for the responses. The administrator wasn't available and I have never met him !!!
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"User has appropriate permissions setup"

Assuming you verified permissions for the folder %userprofile%\Desktop?
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Still interested..

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Apparently, the issue strangely lay with adding the laptop to the domain via wireless. Added it back to the domain via ethernet cable and it was fine. Unusual gliche it seems.

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This solution solved the issue

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