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By fb400 ·
I'm trying to lock down Win98 workstations in an NT 4.0 network. I'm having problems with System policies not always doing what they are supposed to do. The "Start Menu" is giving me problems. Can't seem to get Policies to Hide "Favorites" in "StartMenu & Hide "Documents" in "Start Menu" also Hide "Folder Options" from the "Settings"-
Hide "Active Desktop" in "Settings"-Hide "Windows Update" in "Settings"./ Everything else seems to work ok, these are the only settings that don't seem to workcorrectly, they seem to leave all/some options? Thanks, Brian

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by mphoffar In reply to System Policies- Removal ...

The thing I would do would be to create a custom folder with the start menu that you want to use and then use your policy to point windows to that alternate menu instead of using the windows default.

The torublesome part of policies is finding what groups are taking precedence and walking over a previous policy that's been applied

Good luck to you

Mark

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by fb400 In reply to System Policies- Removal ...

When creating a custom Start menu, Does it give you a New start menu from "Start" up to programs, or does it just point the Programs folder to another spot? Thanks for your reply FB400@aol.com

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by walcom In reply to System Policies- Removal ...

Here is a solution that I used for win95 workstations and system policies.
When the computer does not seem to be picking up policies from a comfig.pol file on the Windows NT domain.

Make sure that there is a CONFIG.POL file in the NETLOGON directory on the primary domain controller on Windows NT network.

Make sure that the client computer has its domain set properly in properties for Client for Microsoft Networks in the Network option in Control Panel.

Make sure that the client computer is successfully logging on to that domain.

Make sure that the client computer is configured for automatic policy downloading. You can set this by using the Remote Update policy. I know that Windows 95 is configured for automatic policy downloading by default. I haave not had this problem with Windows 98 yet.

Enable error messages on the client computer and see if an error message is displayed.

Hope this will help. If you would let me know I would greatly appreciate it. My direct email is walcom@fuse.

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by fb400 In reply to System Policies- Removal ...

Good points mentioned, but I have all those covered except the "enable error messages"
I know the policies are being applied, just not doing exactly what they are supposed to do. Any Help with stsyem policies/profiles & .ADM files would be appreciated. Thanks again, FB400@aol.com

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to System Policies- Removal ...

Here are the q-articles that should take care of your issues.

Q189525 Windows Update.
Q181342 Documents
Q177332 Favorites
Q209466 Folder Options and Active desktop (The information is in the article so do not let the title distract you).
www.microsoft.com/technet

Good Luck!

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by fb400 In reply to System Policies- Removal ...

I'll give those articles a look, any other pointers you could give befor i enable system policies/profiles on my networs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. fb400@aol.com

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