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Global GPO causing Favorites to be Alphabetically Reordered

by rtahsler / June 27, 2005 12:49 AM PDT

I have a applied a basic Global GPO that added 2 favorites and put them at the top of the favorites list. Every now loggs into the network and somehow their existing favorites are now reordered. I cant seem to find the setting. Is there one or is this by design with Microsoft. Is the registry key that holds the favorites being deleted when these 2 are added by the GPO?

That would cause the items to be alphabetically put in order...

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More work than you expect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2005 1:05 AM PDT

Look at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Favorites\Menu. and consider that some code would have to be written by you to create the new order.


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by rtahsler / June 27, 2005 1:10 AM PDT

This is happening throughout the whole company. Should I look on one of the machines? There are a lot a scripts that are running as part of the business.

Would you say to look at all the scripts that are kicking off as part of the login process?

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No. I would...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2005 1:13 AM PDT
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Write that you may be wanting the GPO to do more than it does. When this happens, you write more code to get the effect you want. I offer the XP registry key that sets the order. You get to consider how many days you have to write the code to get the order to work.


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by rtahsler / June 27, 2005 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: No. I would...

I know the key and thank you very much for your help.

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