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    I'm having problems with "Access Denied" all over the place when I try to put a link to a program in a Terminal Server user's Start Menu on Windows Server 2008.

    What's the best way, please?

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    What kind of link are you doing - a hyperlink to a web page? Server 2008 restricts IE to local sites by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendellB View Post
    What kind of link are you doing - a hyperlink to a web page? Server 2008 restricts IE to local sites by default.
    No, I'm simply trying to set up a program to run at startup-time, and don't want to put in in HKCU...Run.

    In XP I would have put the link into C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, but that is now hidden from me (yes, even with the usual "Show Hidden Files" folder option enabled)..

    I suspect I will have to look into Reparse Points, because that seems to have some bearing on where Microsoft have chosen to hide things this time round...
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    Sometimes I read too fast - I saw link, but not "to a program" - sorry. The one server where that is done is using a login script to run programs. But I do have access to the Startup menu - it's now under C:\Users rather than under C:\Documents and Settings.
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    Thanks, Wendell - intensive and extensive web research has enabled me to track down the target of those junction points!

    I am now trying to get a Task-Scheduled program to run at logon time without getting the infuriating "Some startup programs have been blocked". And Microsoft wants you to leave UAC turned on...
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    In case anyone is interested, I've attached a snappily-titled Word document with the list of locations...
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