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Process starts then closes immediately

i am running spark on server 2003 and has worked great for over a year now.

i recently started to push new group policys restricting users rights to change things like desktop icons, backgrounds start menus, ect.

after i pushed the new group policy Sparks process starts teh closes immediately.

what group policy could affect spark in this way? i can run it as a admin under a power user account and it opens fine. non admins can’t open it.

here is the group policys i have enabled.

Policy
Setting
Enroll certificates automatically
Enabled
Renew expired certificates, update pending certificates, and remove revoked certificates
Disabled
Update certificates that use certificate templates
Disabled

Folder Redirectionhide

Desktophide

Setting: Basic (Redirect everyone’s folder to the same location)hide

Path: \Rammutual01\desktop

Optionshide

Grant user exclusive rights to Desktop
Disabled
Move the contents of Desktop to the new location
Disabled

Policy Removal Behavior
Restore contents

Administrative Templateshide

Control Panel/Displayhide

Policy
Setting
Hide Appearance and Themes tab
Enabled
Prevent changing wallpaper
Enabled
Screen Saver timeout
Enabled
Number of seconds to wait to enable the Screen Saver
Seconds:
660

Control Panel/Display/Desktop Themeshide

Policy
Setting
Load a specific visual style file or force Windows Classic
Enabled
Path to Visual Style:
To select Luna type:
%windir%\resources\Themes\Luna\Luna.msstyles
To select a different visual style, type:
ie: \\share\Corp.msstyles
To select Windows Classic, leave the box
above blank and enable this setting
Policy
Setting
Prevent selection of windows and buttons styles
Enabled
Prohibit Theme color selection
Enabled
Remove Theme option
Enabled

Desktophide

Policy
Setting
Hide Internet Explorer icon on desktop
Enabled
Hide My Network Places icon on desktop
Enabled
Prevent adding, dragging, dropping and closing the Taskbar’s toolbars
Enabled
Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Enabled

Desktop/Active Desktophide

Policy
Setting
Active Desktop Wallpaper
Enabled
Wallpaper Name:
\rammutual01\tsusers\pic.jpg
Example: Using a local path: C:\windows\web\wallpaper\home.jpg
Example: Using a UNC path: \Server\Share\Corp.jpg
Wallpaper Style:
Stretch
Policy
Setting
Enable Active Desktop
Enabled
Allows HTML and JPEG Wallpaper

Start Menu and Taskbarhide

Policy
Setting
Add Logoff to the Start Menu
Enabled
Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down command
Enabled
Remove Drag-and-drop context menus on the Start Menu
Enabled
Remove Help menu from Start Menu
Enabled
Remove My Music icon from Start Menu
Enabled
Remove Set Program Access and Defaults from Start menu
Enabled

I suggest adding these policies one at a time and then checking every time how this affects Spark.

my guess is the folder redirection. Spark has had problems with GPO force folder redirection in the past.

really cause i don’t see how folder redirection would even involve spark…

i wish i could remove it, but boss’s orders to make a standardized desktop. folder redirection was the easiest way.

i have done that with a lot of them, but i really don’t see how any of them could even involve this program. no other programs have this problem…