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Menu's on Start Bar

By dneumann ·
We have found that the users like to have a menu on the start bar for our in house application. We have done this by the standard procedure of right clicking the task bar and then selecting tool bars and then new and pointing it at the folder we want to create a menu for.

The question is this, as of yet I have not found where that is stored. How can I automate this task. Is there something that I can add to the Group Policy? Instead of hitting every single desktop it would be nice to just push it out.

Thanks in advance fot the help.

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Location of START MENU on Windows XP

by softcorp.us In reply to Menu's on Start Bar

On Windows XP, the Start Menu for all users is stored in the following directory. That is, anything in this directory appears on the Start Menu for any user that logs in to the machine:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

Can you create shortcuts in a subdirectory that will point correctly to your in-house applications on any workstation (for example, the shortcuts must not be drive letter-specific, varying by workstation)? If so, then all you need to do is get that subdirectory and its contents copied from your server into the above directory on each workstation.

Automating this task depends on your network management setup. It could be as simple as running a .BAT file during the next server login for each user. Or, putting it on a shared directory and sending a mass email asking them to run it.

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