Classic Shell and Windows domains

I had this question after watching Make Windows 8 Look Like Earlier Versions of Windows with Classic Shell.

 I consider this program a must have. However, it can cause problems  if the Windows 8 computer is on a domain that is managed by windows small business server 2011  and possibly other server versions. I found that folder redirection  and synchronization of off-line folders did not always work correctly.   When I accessed my documents from multiple computers, they sometimes showed different versions of the documents, not necessarily the latest.   The problem resulted from this program's default settings for certain user folder locations.   I believe this is alluded to in the README. Has anyone else had this problem, and is there a workaround?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make a Windows 8 start menu without any third party tools and put the desktop toolbar in the task bar.

Right Click on the Taskbar
Select Toolbar, New Toolbar
Add the following content in the space provided:
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Save the toolbar. It should call itself Programs.

You can do this without installing Classic Shell.

Now see if Programs and / or Desktop cause problems. They do not cause problems for me.

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I use Classic Shell only in a non-domain environment, so can't help you based on personal experience. While I'm a huge fan of Experts Exchange, I recommend posting your question at the Classic Shell Forum. This is a user forum that is strictly devoted to Classic Shell. The program author, Ivo Beltchev, participates heavily, so I think the Classic Start Menu Discussion there offers the best chance of getting your issue answered. Also, Ivo even posts his direct email address at the site's Contact Information page. Regards, Joe
ClapadorAuthor Commented:
Adding the toolbar is a good workaround that I have been using for many months now. It is not perfect though because (I think) it only includes programs that are installed for all users. There's a second toolbar called start menu that includes the missing programs.  I will have to look for the path  and I will report back.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Clapador - Thanks for the feedback and I was happy to help.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> I will report back.

Thanks for that. Also, if you learn anything more about the domain issue with Classic Shell, please let us know. Thanks, Joe
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