Not sure if anyone has encountered this issue but almost weekly I have reports from users that their start layout has missing tiles, duplicate tiles or does not show any tiles at all. To resolve this I have been deleting the user's local profile and upon logging in their start layout is usually restored. However, we have some admin and secretarial users with customization and settings such as specific screen resolutions and software whereby deleting their local profile can cause a lot of disruption. Also there have been two instances where deleting the local profile did not 'restore' the start layout, but I was able to pin icons on to the start layout as a work around. So I would like to ask if there is a command or proper procedure to restore a corrupted start layout or maybe a way of investgating why this happens or if corruption is a common occurance?
I'm not sure if it is a group policy setting that causes the corruption but:
Students' desktops are very locked down via Group Policy (cannot access control panel or right click, view C drive etc) and I haven't
seen any corruption
Staff users - frequent corruption. Desktops not as locked down as much as students.
Both staff and students have start menu redirection enabled to provide shortcuts to software.
Staff and students have different start layout XMLs but both XML files are on the same network share.
We are running Windows 10 Education x64, mainly 1703 and 1709, most hardware is i5 / i7 with 8GB RAM
DC - Server 2012 R2