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  • Hi, I am a student network tech at my school.
    Our domain uses .vbs logon scripts to logon several user accounts. Most of our systems are XP but we have 10 library laptops that are running Windows 7 Professional Edition. We know that the logon script is loading because it pulls the school background from the server (no local file exists). Our only problem is students are unable to use any programs because all of the start menu items are empty on our student accounts. When you click start you get the "all programs" menu. Clicking on that gives you "<empty>". However logged in as an administrator we have all access to programs. Is there any way that we could fix this problem by showing installed programs such as Microsoft Office in the start menu for all users? How would we go about doing this?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Friday, November 4, 2011 11:29 PM Moved to more appropriate forum (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    Friday, November 4, 2011 10:48 PM

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  • Might be a GPO for the StartMenu restricting it, or an XP GPO that doesn't work as expected with Win7 perhaps.

    Also, what happens when a LOCAL user logs on to the Win 7 machine? Is the start menu visible? If so, then it must be a domain setting. Either profile (recreate it perhaps) or GPO. Run a gpresult /z and analyse the log or post it.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:15 PM