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Windows 10 (1607&1703) Start Menu & Task Bar and Microsoft Edge not pinning at all with GPO RRS feed

  • Question

  • Good day,

    we've created an export of a Start menu and task bar setup for or Win 10 units. Seems like since we use the taskbar in the xml file, Microsoft Edge disappears and we cannot re add it. If I leave the taskbar section out, then it's fine though Microsoft Edge does' not get pinned to the Start menu.

    I also noticed, if I remove the task bar section, I can use the Computer GPO section to push the Start menu.. If I add the Taskbar section, the the Computer GPO doesn't work and I need to use the Users GPO setting.

    I tried creating a Microsoft Edge shortcut and referencing that within the XML, though it pins it though only opens file explorer when I use it.

    I've attached my xml file and looking at feedback to what I'm missing?

    The goal here is to create a start menu with a taskbar with MS Edge and the other items pinned below. 

    <LayoutModificationTemplate xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/LayoutModification" xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout" xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout" xmlns:taskbar="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout" Version="1">
      <LayoutOptions StartTileGroupCellWidth="6" />
      <DefaultLayoutOverride>
        <StartLayoutCollection>
          <defaultlayout:StartLayout GroupCellWidth="6" xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout">
            <start:Group Name="District School Board Ontario North East" xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout">
        <start:Tile Size="2x2" Column="4" Row="4" AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Excel 2016.lnk" />
              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Access 2016.lnk" />
              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Publisher 2016.lnk" />
              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PowerPoint 2016.lnk" />
              <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="4" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Word 2016.lnk" />
        <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="4" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Chrome.lnk" />
        <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="4" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer.lnk" />
        <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="4" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\File Explorer.lnk" />
        <start:Tile Size="2x2" Column="4" Row="4" AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
           </start:Group>
        </defaultlayout:StartLayout>
        </StartLayoutCollection>
      </DefaultLayoutOverride>
     <CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
          <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
            <taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
        <taskbar:UWA AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Chrome.lnk" />
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer.lnk" />
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\File Explorer.lnk" />
            </taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
          </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
        </CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection>
    </LayoutModificationTemplate>

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by rmckerral Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 PM
    Monday, October 9, 2017 2:40 AM
    Moderator
  • not fixed and still a problem.

    Seems like the first user to login needs domain admin rights to get the start menu to setup correctly.

    • Marked as answer by rmckerral Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:59 PM
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:20 PM
  • Unknown fix, will close.
    • Marked as answer by rmckerral Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Sounds like script issue, I suggest discussing it in our MSDN forum. They are the best resource to troubleshoot this issue.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home

    Thank you for understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:59 AM
    Moderator
  • was thinking it's a Win10 issue With the XML file layout that i'm missing something.

    Oher have reported on this forum that they are successful... just trying to figure out what i'm missing.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:47 PM
  • Hi,

    We haven’t heard from you for a couple of days, have you solved the problem? We are looking forward to your good news.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by rmckerral Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 PM
    Monday, October 9, 2017 2:40 AM
    Moderator
  • not fixed and still a problem.

    Seems like the first user to login needs domain admin rights to get the start menu to setup correctly.

    • Marked as answer by rmckerral Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:59 PM
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:20 PM
  • Unknown fix, will close.
    • Marked as answer by rmckerral Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 PM