Merge unmanaged shortcuts doesn`t work for some unmanaged shortcuts

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    With Windows Shell shortcut creation set to "Merge with unmanaged shortcuts", not all of the unmanaged shortcuts appear on the desktop or in the Start Menu.


    In the user registry the NoCommonGroups Dword has a Value set to 1 , the Dword Value can be found under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

    The behaviour can also be checked in a non RES Workspace Manager session.

    Normally your users Programs Menu in Start Menu should contain all items from the All Users profile and all items from the users`s profile. If the mentioned registry value is set to 1 the All Users items wont be merged in the users Start Menu.
    Tip: To see the Program menu items in the All Users profile, on the system drive, go to ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Behaviour applies to RES Workspace Manager 2011 SR2 or higher


    In the user registry the NoCommonGroups Dword should have the Value set to 0 ,the Dword Value can be found under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    If the NoCommongroups Value is set to 1 you will have to check where you configured the Value to be 1.
    You could check the following Group Policy Object :
    User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Start menu and Taskbar -- > Remove common program groups from Start Menu
    If this configuration is set to Enabled please set it to Not Configured.