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#1 JagsRock11

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

I'm hoping someone can help. Recently I started having issues in a computer lab, about 30 machines. Students drag programs off of the Start menu and put them on their desktop. When they do this it removes that shortcut for all users. I tried to use group policy to create a folder redirection for the start menu, but I could only get it to work for users verses those computers. These students login at other places in the school so the menu would be different. I'm sure it's simple, but what am I doing wrong? It's a Server 2003 environment and all the machines are Windows XP Svc Pack 3.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

There should be a way of setting it up so that when a student puts the shortcut onto the desktop from the start menu that the shortcut is copied not moved. Maybe force that through group policy?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

If you can accomplish what you want with a user based policy, try using loopback processing to convert the user policy to a computer policy.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

You could also set it so that the desktops are mandatory. This way when the student logs off none of their settings are are saved and they will be right for the next person that logs on.
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