Hi Brett, Thanks for the input. My new users that are logging on are getting a different default menu from somewhere else. Now the Startup folder should appear, you can create and move shortcuts for application you want automatically startup into this folder. Been trying to figure this out for several hours now. The startup folder can run programs on a user log on locally which can be very helpful in Windows systems administration tasks. The startup folder is a place you can put executable files. In Windows Server 2008 R2, to define an application to be startup automatically for current user, one common way is to create an application shortcut and add it to startup folder.
If you're trying the Folder Redirection for the start menu it should work fine this is the policy I use for our 2012R2 terminal servers. Corn Dog Lover I like corn dogs but I do not like the breading on corn dogs. I go into this already knowing the location this folder sits on disk. That's what I thought, does the other path do the same function? The other path doesn't do anything. Are you excited about using Server Manager in your environment for shared folder scenarios? And by using Access Based Enumeration on the share that hosted the Start Menu, end users would only see shortcuts they were authorized to see, based on group membership. As far as i can see there is also an option through the Group Policy Preferences options, there is an option to create shortcut's for an user in their start menu.
As you no doubt know, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have modified the locations for user profiles. Not as elegant as I'd like, but so far it's the only workaround I've been able to devise. From here, a user is able to pin the shortcuts he would like to see to his Start Screen Using this method the end user is able to build his personal Start Screen. I use the icon in the Startup group to kick it off. All permiossions are ok, do you know where can i look to find the problem? I can rely on this method. The one that that's confusing is that when setting an entry with files only in your article it still has options for folders and sub-folders.
Any help would be appreciated. Any thoughts why the 1st solution doesn't work?? Thanks for info on how to populate the group even the Administrator can no longer browse to. I knew those locations from previous seaches but found it to still be interesting. Anonymous The problem is that the people in charge of designing things for microsoft are all 22 year old propeller heads with zero common sense or experience and the people above them are all marketing twits. One of the items I had to do a bit of digging to find was the location of the startup folder for all users.
Feel free to share your feedback and stories in the comments below! How can I automate the process of sharing new folders? Whenever I logon to any machine in the domain I need an app to play on startup. Server Manager to the rescue! Please understand that ProgramData folder is hidden by default, we should make Windows Explorer show the hidden items first to see this folder. Make it Read only 4. I save that code in a text file and change the extension to. Any suggestion will be apreciated. How could I shutdown windows 2012? Randall, I agree that this is not easy for a newbie, but I would counter that the task itself is out of bounds for a newbie also. Brain is starting to hurt.
For details, please refer to the following article. Here is the alternative addresses, this can you use to create a new Windows 10 desktop shortcut. Been trying to figure this out for a few days. This configuration sets the basics. I can verify that it works in server 2008 r2 and server 2012 r2.
Please let me know if you come up with anything better. . I agree with others, they have provided the right suggestions to your questions, please refer to the links they provided for details. Simple example how to open a website on start up in windows 10! Many organizations implement this approach to provide a consistent network folder structure for users to store their files, without being concerned about users inadvertently moving or renaming ie. This is example is also for Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office documents! When I do this, the test user does not get the preconfigured start menu. If I place the shortcuts directly in the root folder of the redirected start menu, the user can see the shortcuts.
The downside with this is that it only works for current users, with an new user the shortcuts only get applied to the all apps part and not tot the start menu. Cant work out where the menu they receive on first logon is coming from? I cannot logon to all the n machines, go to the shell: common startup folder and paste the shortcut of the executable file right? Here is the steps to find startup folder in Windows Server 2012. What do you think of Server Manager in Windows Server 2012? See for all the gory details. For Windows Server 2012 this is no different. Image-5 auto open document at Windows-10 start! Well done, thank you very much! If you want to save the current file make sure you create a backup of the exciting file first. Obviously you still need solutions like e.