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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:52 am 
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Hello,

I am testing Classic Start Menu in an enterprise environment.
I did setup group policies with the ADMX-templates. The following settings are in place to redirect the start menu to a network-share:

> Common Start Menu folder | \\FileServer\Share
> Start Menu folder | \\FileServer\Share

I did place "Notepad.lnk" into the "\\FileServer\Share\Programs\Startup" Folder.

I hoped, that Notepad would automatically launch on users-logon, but nothing did happen.
Should this work? / Is the AutoStart/StartUp-Folder supported by Classic Shell?

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The actual mechanism for starting a program by placing its shortcut in the Startup folder is a feature of Windows. If you are using Classic Shell's Group Policy Settings to redirect the Start Menu folder, try using the Windows policy settings instead. Then shortcuts placed under the redirected Startup folder might auto-start.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:17 am 
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I think you are right. Sounds logical.
Of course there are other ways running a program on user-login. I would come around that.

Are there any other known drawbacks when using the built-in Classic Shell redirection?
Microsoft Folder Redirection also has drawbacks. What would you recommend to use?

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I don't remember any gotchas. Use it and let us know if you find any drawbacks. Already discovered this one: shortcuts placed in Startup folder don't start.

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