Desktop shortcut positions

Yesterday I ran into a problem that the desktop shortcut positions were not saved between logons. The environment consists of Windows7 x64 and hybrid profiles (that is built using a mandatory profile and zero profile technology which is available in RES Workspace Manager 2011). I did some searching and during logon you’ll see the shortcuts in their correct position, but after a few seconds they are all moved to the left side of the screen (as shown below).image

So after seeing this, I logged on to the RES Software Customer Portal and checked if this was a known issue within RES Workspace Manager and soon enough I stumbled across knowledgebase article Q202392, which described the exact issue in cause 2. Unfortunately for me this was solved in SR2 of Workspace Manager 2011 and we’re already running SR4 Sad smile..

Ok, what next?

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Windows 2008 R2 Mandatory Profiles

Microsoft has disabled the Copy to functionality which allowed administrators to copy profiles to a central share and set security while doing this so all users can access this profile. This is (as far as I know) deliberant.

 User Profiles

Well this posed me at first for a problem, because I had to define a Mandatory profile and one of the first steps was to copy the profile. Luckily enough I have a lot of colleagues that are smart and after a short discussion with one of them we came to the conclusion we have to create a mandatory profile the “old-fashioned” way.

 

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