sheinrich Absent Member.
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Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

Hello,

we start to do a complete roll out of windows 10 with Zenworks.
Therefore we used this very nice best practices:
https://www.novell.com/communities/coolsolutions/windows-10-best-practices-using-zcm/

If you are using roaming profiles with Novell on non-Windows shares, you have to do some special settings.
For example you have to copy a default profile and move it in the user profile folder - as descripted here:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks114/zen11_cm_policies/data/bvkn1rh.html
It you don’t do this roaming profile will not work correctly.

Now to my problem.
If I logon to the computer with this default profile the Windows 10 start menu is not working - no reaction if you klick on it.
Roaming profile on multiple PCs is working fine, except of the menu.

I already tried the "default solutions" for this problem:
1. sfc /scannow
2. powershell with $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest
3. Copy and Paste the folder C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database of a local working user

If I don’t follow the instruction in the link above "Assigning a Roaming Profile Policy for a User Profile ..." and let Windows create the roaming profile on the file share I don’t have a start menu problem, but I can't login to different PC -> "Group Policy Client Service failed the sign-in" Error.


Has anybody done something like this before with Zenworks and Windows 10?

Thanks for your help!

Christian
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

See if any of this helps..........
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/05/08/mysteriously-disappearing-start-menu-tiles-and-roaming-user-profiles/

The issues you are seeing don't really pertain to anything ZCM is doing...........Just Windows 10 glory shared by all
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

Thank you. Nop it's not working.
I also read your thread here: https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/504826-Best-Practice-Windows-10-and-Roaming-Profile?p=2463748#post2463748

Yeah, Windows 10 is not easy with Roaming Profiles 🙂
I know that ZENworks is not the reason for this, but maybe it is "impossible" to use it this way.

I guess that the reason for my problem is the Default-Copy-Profile-Hack of this page, which works great for Windows 7 by the way
https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks114/zen11_cm_policies/data/bvkn1rh.html

My question is: Got anybody Windows 10 Roaming Profiles working on a Novell Share with Zenworks?
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

For = https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2017/05/08/mysteriously-disappearing-start-menu-tiles-and-roaming-user-profiles/
Keep in mind on that post....there are quite a few steps to follow and the end result is that the Start Menu will Not be included in roaming.....


If you read https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1956057-windows-10-roaming-profiles-and-start-menu
There is a posted hack that gets it working supposedly..........., but based on the Technet post Microsoft's solution is to not roam the start menu at all, though the spiceworks post seems to have hacked that by making sure an extra file is roamed.
I suspect it will take even more work to get that working...........
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

Thanks!
We decided to go the way of folder redirection instead of roaming profiles.
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

sheinrich;2464578 wrote:
Thanks!
We decided to go the way of folder redirection instead of roaming profiles.


Is there a description how to do this redirection to the users Homedir on OES servers. In all descriptions I found you need an AD. I have no AD. I want to redirect like this

g:\w10\downloads
g:\w10\desktop
...

Where g: is servername\home:groupname\userloginname (sample unc: \\omega\home\personal\mike or \\alpha\home\students\kate)
No copy nessesary. Only first login of mike on w10 create directories like \\omega\home\personal\mike\w10\downloads...
and mike can do his work. Nedt dax maybe login on other PC and w10 there had to use those directories.


That together with no change-able startmenu and only roaming of some app-parts may work like in w7 I hope.
If not we must say good by "microfocus"

500 students and 60 w10 PC I must find a way.
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

To do Folder Redirection, you need to create an ADM.
AFAIK, those have not changed in many years.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/2615e9c4-39f2-4115-9b45-7d766395229a/customize-folder-redirection?forum=winserverGP
https://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/trench/3406.html

Just a matter of ensuring you have entries for which ever ones you want to redirect.




Alix;2495323 wrote:
Is there a description how to do this redirection to the users Homedir on OES servers. In all descriptions I found you need an AD. I have no AD. I want to redirect like this

g:\w10\downloads
g:\w10\desktop
...

Where g: is servername\home:groupname\userloginname (sample unc: \\omega\home\personal\mike or \\alpha\home\students\kate)
No copy nessesary. Only first login of mike on w10 create directories like \\omega\home\personal\mike\w10\downloads...
and mike can do his work. Nedt dax maybe login on other PC and w10 there had to use those directories.


That together with no change-able startmenu and only roaming of some app-parts may work like in w7 I hope.
If not we must say good by "microfocus"

500 students and 60 w10 PC I must find a way.
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

I never create a ADM, hmm but seams I must learn what this is and how to use. Thanks for the idea.
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

see - https://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/trench/3406.html

All an ADM is in an "Plugin" you can add into policy via GPEdit.
It's a text file that defines various registry keys you want to set.

In this case, its the Keys that define the location of things such as "My Documents", etc......
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Re: Roaming profiles - Startmenu problem under Windows 10

TY, I try this out
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