System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off
How to Turn the "System Maintenance Troubleshooter" On or Off in Windows 7
Published by Brink
28 May 2011
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Any idea why these shortcuts are considered broken?
Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Double click on the policy named Configure Scheduled Maintenance Behavior
Set that policy to Enabled
Change the Execution Level to Troubleshoot Only.
Okay your way out of gpedit.
That is it :-)
In the GPO workaround video, this setting is shown around the 11 second mark. Then I cause the scheduled task to run. No shortcuts are deleted :-)
The next part of the video just turns the GPO workaround off and runs the scheduled task again to show that the shortcuts do go away if the GPO workaround is not present. Sorry if the video is confusing.
For reasons that I don't understand, some computers may require a reboot to get the GPO workaround to take hold. (You might also try using the gpudate command.) But, as you can see in the GPO workaround video, the results were immediate for me and my testing. The testing was done inside a virtual machine that was not a member of a domain. Perhaps that has something to do with the restart issue.
Those with Windows 7 starter, home basic or home premium are just out of luck. The GPO work around does not work. You can manually add/change the same registry the same way that gpedit does, but those OS versions will ignore these particular policy related registry settings. Also, it does no good to add gpedit to these OS versions - since that only aids in changing the registry. Gpedit does nothing to change the way those OS versions ignore these particular policy related registry settings.
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|28 Aug 2013||#3|
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Those types of shortcuts did not get deleted... but unfortunately, the shortcuts in the videos where just a simple illustration. At my office, the shortcuts being deleted by that scheduled task all point to a file server. The links are not broken nor old and this "fix" does not fix it.
I'll probably just use the GPO workaround, but I find it odd that this annoyance has not been patched in an OS this old. From the number of forum/blogs/articles posted about it, I would say that lots of hours have been spent on this issue.
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