Windows 2012 R2 Start Menu Righ Click Function Disabled under Windows 7 Roving Profiles

The Start Menu right click choice list is missing when Windows 7 users log onto our Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Server

Users have roaming profiles (built from a Default in netlogon) but this Default seems to have properties that disables some of Windows 8.1 Start Menu functionality

Has anyone any ideas what I can change to return normal Windows 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1 Start Menu functionality?

Do I have to build another Default profile for Windows 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1 and if so how can it be managed when users need to logon to both Windows 2012 R2 RDS and Windows 7 desktops?
ARamptonIT ManagerAsked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
have you tried an account that doesn't have a roaming profile to see if the issue persists?
ARamptonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Local users with a profile built from the local Default show the Start Menu shortcut list as expected but all users build from domain Default fail to show any such choices
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
where are these roaming profiles being built?
could be incompatibility somewhere especially when a profile that's native works fine on that system
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ARamptonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Roaming Profile was built from a locally configured PC user and copied to netlogon Default
ARamptonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Microsoft say this issue is caused by a known bug and a fix is planned

It seems Microsoft never tested the Start Menu button Contextual Menu with roaming profiles

The Start Menu button Contextual Menu is built from shortcuts in three subfolders under C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX  Group1, Group2, Group3 and matching registry settings in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellCompatibility\InboxApp

Roaming profiles never get the WinX folder created in their AppData\Local folder and no AppData\Roaming equivalent is used yet

A temporary fix is to copy a WinX folder from a local user profile to a roaming user's profile

Removing a shortcut showing in any Group folder seems to hide the link in the Contextual Menu

Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop users will need their WinX folder created as part of a logon script

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ARamptonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Still waiting on Microsoft fro full fix
JimmyShoesCommented:
Is this documented in a Microsoft KB anywhere?  Can you please site your source of this info from Microsoft?  

Thnx
ARamptonIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
The details above were from Microsoft Support who seemed quite familiar with the issue

I have seen no documentation or any signs of a fix yet
Nils KeuneCommented:
Hey everybody,

I just ran in the same problem on a Windows Server 2012 R2 that used local users before and was added to an AD afterwards.
We didn't migrate the local users (as we couldn't find any good tool or description to do so) and setup new users.

The rightclick still worked for some time. Then (after an update I guess) no one on the server, not even the local admin could
right click anything in the start menu. There still was an animation of the tile but no context menu appeared.

I finally found this solution in the web:

http://www.woutermakkinje.com/?p=628

The only thing that needs to be done differently: Instead of choosing "Disallow" for the pathrules, choose "No Restrictions".

Then do the "gpupdate /force". Still you'll need to log off the users that were logged in while forcing the rule. When you log in again,
the right click works just fine on the Startmenu.

Kind regards

Nils
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