Bundles appear in wrong place on Vista start menu

  • 7006189
  • 03-Jun-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 1 - 10.1
Windows Vista

Situation

It is not possible to correctly assign applications to display in the Windows Vista start menu.

Applications should appear under /start menu/ but they are appear under /start menu/programs which is confusing for users who are used to ZENworks 7 Desktop Management.

Resolution

This is fixed in version 10.2 - see KB 7003225 "ZENworks Configuration Management SP2 (10.2) - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

There is a workaround, which is to disable this Group Policy setting and, after login, change the start menu to Classic and then logout\login again.

Additional Information

On a base machine, everything works as designed.

The problem only happens if Group Policy Objects are in place, even if those GPOs appear to be empty and don't do anything; they only need to be in use.  This is due to a particular default Group Policy setting:  Force classic Start Menu in Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar.

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