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How do I configure Folder Direction correctly for Start Menu and Desktop using GPO

I am trying to configure a heavily restricted student user to be used for students of young primary school age.

I have configured Remove Common Program Groups in Start Menu as enabled in the students GPO but as you can see in the attached screenshot there is a number of default icons and folders appearing (Accessories, Startup, IE, Outlook, Remote Assistance WMP etc...). How can these be removed?

The start menu has been redirected to: \\server-01\Shortcuts\Students\Start Menu
This also has two folders inside it called Foxit Reader 5.1 and Paints but these are also not appearing in the start menu - Only the two icons (A text file and Paint) which i have placed in the root of \\server-01\Shortcuts\Students\Start Menu

Also on the desktop a link to Internet Explorer is appearing by default and I have not added this to \\server-01\Shortcuts\Students\Desktop\ which is where I have placed the Foxit Reader folder and Text Document which are showing.
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infoplateformCommented:
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CommodoreSAuthor Commented:
I have read through that but it just states what I have already done.

As mentioned above:
Policy: Remove common program groups from Start Menu
Is enabled in the GPO but what is being shown in the screenshot is still showing!


With the other option:
Remove All Programs list from the Start Menu
If I enable this then All Programs disappears completely from the start menu and this is not what I want!

I just want the programs and icons I have set up in the redirected folder that is on the server to be seen.
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dew_associatesCommented:
You really should use AMD templates for this.

You'll find an explanation here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738443(WS.10).aspx

You'll find a good introduction here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816662

And you'll find templates and MSI files here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18664

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CommodoreSAuthor Commented:
Some further explanation of what templates to use, and what settings to set to get this to work would be helpful.
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dew_associatesCommented:
That's difficult to do not knowing how your server, network and workstations are configured.

Generally you begin building your group policy based on a basic workstation configuration and then add the data from the various templates to remove each of the elements or items desired. There are no point me to shortcuts when implementing heavily restricted access.
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CommodoreSAuthor Commented:
I have solved the start menu problem:
The icons need to be in a subfolder called Programs which I had not created. I have now placed icons inside:
D:\Shortcuts\Students\Start Menu\Programs

And now only these are showing.

I still have a problem where Internet Explorer icon is showing on the desktop, despite no icon for IE being inside the redirected folder. Does anyone know how to remove this please?
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dew_associatesCommented:
The policy to remove the IE Desktop icon can be found in the Group Policy snap-in under Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop.

ie: Hide Internet Explorer icon on desktop
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CommodoreSAuthor Commented:
I solved part of the problem.
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