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Folders Missing from Start menu

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by romlinsys, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. romlinsys

    romlinsys Thread Starter

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    I need some help.. Been racking my brain for hours trying to figure this out..

    We have a Windows 2003 Domain and just got some new Windows 7 professional machines..

    The problem I am having is that the Accessories, Startup, and maybe other folders are missing from the start menu..

    If I login as the Domain admin I get them.. The user is setup as a local machine admin, but they are missing..

    We are not blocking anything in Group policy on the domain that I can see.. I have looked numerous times..

    Also tried following other suggestions found on the net, but everyone keeps pointing to the folder being hidden..

    This is not the case..

    Is there a domain level policy that controls this??

    I haven't found it if there is..

    Any help will be greatly appreciated seeing I have 15 new PC's that need to be configured..


    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Are the folders here: C:\Users\<yourAccount>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs ? If the folders are there, then it should show up in the start menu.

    I think when you create a new user, the settings are copied from "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu"
     
  3. romlinsys

    romlinsys Thread Starter

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    Yes the folders are there, but they don't show up unless logged in as domain admin
     
  4. lunarlander

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    Check the permissions. It should have full permissions for SYSTEM and <UserAccountName>
     
  5. romlinsys

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    I just checked and they have full control set for System, Domain User, and local admininstrator..

    Thanks for the suggestions..

    Keep them coming..LOL
     
  6. lunarlander

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    Then it seems to be missing out the limited users. Add the <UserName> into the security permissions list. And give it read permissions.
     
  7. romlinsys

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    The user is already on the list with full control..

    I tried adding the DomainUser group to the list with full control and it still does not show up..

    I am stumped with this one..

    Thanks for the suggestions..
     
  8. romlinsys

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    Also I just looked at the Group policy editor on the server again and all the options for the Start menu/Task Bar under Administrative Templates are set to Not Configured...

    Even the Windows update options are set to not configured, but I cannot run Windows update on any Win 7 machine if logged into the Domain..


    Thanks
     
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