Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Folder Redirection

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 JagsRock11


  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Local time:01:38 PM

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.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

    OBleepin Investigator

  • Moderator
  • 37,050 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Bloomington, IN
  • Local time:01:38 PM

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?

Orange Blossom :cherry:
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

Orange Blossom

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Internet Security, NoScript Firefox ext.


#3 bjamrok


  • Members
  • 159 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Illinois
  • Local time:12:38 PM

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.



"Thanks to all of you who contribute to open source projects and communities!"


#4 Baltboy


    Bleepin' Flame Head

  • Members
  • 1,432 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pennsylvania
  • Local time:02:38 PM

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.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users