Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:30 AM
I am also working on a solution for a permission-controlled start menu with Server 2016.
In my production 2008r2 environment I also use Start Menu redirection with NTFS-permissions. I did some testing with Server 2016 ...
... some of the items just don't show up at all.
I didn't see something like this in my tests. Did you find a pattern which items don't show up? How many sublevels do you have in your folder-structure?
... all of the installed programs Show up and are merged with my redirected Start Menu.
Yes, this is a normal behavior. The entries come from:
- %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (The entries there are coming from the "Default User" profile)
- %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
You can prevent it by removing them from your installation or setting a Microsoft GPO. The GPO has side effects, (Public Desktop gets removed too ...)
I think you will be able to overcome the mentioned issues, but the main problem are the "pinned apps".
After removing the mentioned default entries, the start-layout will look broken. You will want to set a start layout and this is where the problems starts ...
You will want to use the new start-layout XML, but you will find out, that this is not working, if the LNKs reside on a network-share ...
Thank you Microsoft! Great technology!
At the moment I am working on a solution with "ClassicShell". It is working as it should and has tons of great settings.
Please report back, if you find a better solution