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Problem with pinned programs caused by desktop folder redirection? RRS feed

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  • Wondered if anyone could help. I am in the process of setting up a mandatory roaming profile for students at our college and during testing I've come across a bizarre problem. If I enable desktop folder redirection (to a read-only DFS path on our file server), the taskbar removes all pinned programs. If I then try and pin a program, the command is ignored. The GPO setting "Remove pinned programs form the Taskbar" is not configured; in fact, to try and get to the bottom of this issue I have removed all user GPO settings in the "start menu and taskbar" and "windows explorer" sections of the administrative templates.

    If I remove the folder redirection, the pinned programs are visible and I can pin further programs to the taskbar. Has anyone else come across this behaviour before?
    Friday, January 15, 2010 5:16 PM

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  • I have the same problem at our elementary schools.  I use group policy in server 2008 to redirect all teachers desktops so they can have a consistent set of icons.  I also use a DFS path.  The first time I log on as a teacher I can pin items to the taskbar.  Once I log off and the log back in as the teacher all pinned programs from the taskbar disappear and I am no longer able to pin anything to the taskbar.  If I remove the folder redirection policy then everything works as it should.  However this is not an option for me because I need to have a consistent set of icons for all teachers that I can change quickly.  If anyone finds a fix to this I would really appreciate some help.

    -Joe
    Friday, February 12, 2010 1:08 AM
  • This looks like the same issue to me.  Let me know if you find a resolution.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/thread/53a6a7f1-8fb6-47e8-bf8d-c1b03e8d4575

    -Joe
    Friday, February 12, 2010 2:00 AM
  • Any solution or further information?
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:10 PM