Import “dynamic” start-menu during OSD SCCM

We had the need to import two different start-menus.

One which includes the Office Shortcuts and one without.

But this method you can also use to build your required “dynamic” start layout in Windows 10.

With MS Office installed:

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Without:

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The first step is that you export the two start-layouts with the following command:

export-startlayout –path <path><file name>.xml

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/customize-and-export-start-layout

Name it for example:

Start_with_office.xml

And:

Start_without_office.xml

Afterwards create a small powershell script – the scripts copys the IE11 .Ink file and checks if Office 2013 (Office15)

is installed / if yes the start-layout with the Office Icons will be imported if not the default without Office will

be imported.

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To Import the IE11 Icon again -> you need to copy also the IE.ink file to the destination.

In the package place now the Internet Explorer.Ink file plus the two .xml Layouts and the powershell script:

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Distribute the package to the required DP’s and you can run the import during the task-sequence:

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