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Friday, April 19, 2013

Make Your Own Start Button for Windows Server 2012

I know many of you have experienced the frustration of not having a start menu with Windows 8 and Windows 2012.  

This is especially a pain in an RDP session because you have to find that one pixel to click on to bring up the start menu.  I found this easy to use shortcut that gives you a quick link to the Windows 2012 or Win 8 start menu. 

-          Simply create a shortcut and point it to the following path. 
  explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

-          Set a pretty icon from imageres.dll, and then pin this to the taskbar.  BAM!  Instant Start button.
There are also applications like Start8 by StartDock ($5 program) or Windows 8 Start menu that you can download from that you may want to look at too.  

This only takes a couple of minutes to put together and makes all the difference when working with these operating systems

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This was the only place online where I could find info on a shortcut to the All Applications screen. Thank you so much!