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June 16, 2004 11:29:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Hi Everyone,

Our company has mandatory profiles setup for the users
(which are broken into 4 departments), and a GPO applied
to the OUs in order to redirect to the appropriate
department's Start Menu's. I like this option because it
allows me to change the Start Menu in real-time.

However, when the users logoff, there is a synchronization
process that occurs. I've found that if the user changes
the Start Menu (accidentally or purposely) the changes are
replicated to the profile on the server. Is there a way
to stop this synchronization? Our setup works like a gem
except for this one flaw. Thanks for your help!
June 17, 2004 12:45:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I have no experience with redirecting the start menu, but
is it possible to apply NTFS permissions to the
network 'version' of it so that only domain admins have
full control rights while the rest of the user population
has only read and execute? Might be simplistic, and just
might work.

The user would probably end up with an error
message "Access denied" if they made a change and it
tried to sync up.

Just an idea,

Ken :) 


>-----Original Message-----
>Hi Everyone,
>
>Our company has mandatory profiles setup for the users
>(which are broken into 4 departments), and a GPO applied
>to the OUs in order to redirect to the appropriate
>department's Start Menu's. I like this option because
it
>allows me to change the Start Menu in real-time.
>
>However, when the users logoff, there is a
synchronization
>process that occurs. I've found that if the user
changes
>the Start Menu (accidentally or purposely) the changes
are
>replicated to the profile on the server. Is there a way
>to stop this synchronization? Our setup works like a
gem
>except for this one flaw. Thanks for your help!
>.
>
June 17, 2004 1:12:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Well, the folder permissions are set to "read & list
folder contents" for Domain Users, and I also set the
directory as "read-only" but it still sychronizes. I have
to believe that as granular as GPOs are able to get, there
must be some way to turn this off. Thanks!

>-----Original Message-----
>I have no experience with redirecting the start menu, but
>is it possible to apply NTFS permissions to the
>network 'version' of it so that only domain admins have
>full control rights while the rest of the user population
>has only read and execute? Might be simplistic, and just
>might work.
>
>The user would probably end up with an error
>message "Access denied" if they made a change and it
>tried to sync up.
>
>Just an idea,
>
>Ken :) 
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hi Everyone,
>>
>>Our company has mandatory profiles setup for the users
>>(which are broken into 4 departments), and a GPO applied
>>to the OUs in order to redirect to the appropriate
>>department's Start Menu's. I like this option because
>it
>>allows me to change the Start Menu in real-time.
>>
>>However, when the users logoff, there is a
>synchronization
>>process that occurs. I've found that if the user
>changes
>>the Start Menu (accidentally or purposely) the changes
>are
>>replicated to the profile on the server. Is there a way
>>to stop this synchronization? Our setup works like a
>gem
>>except for this one flaw. Thanks for your help!
>>.
>>
>.
>
!