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Can a Network Administrator rearrange tiles on a user’s Start Menu?

I am trying to create a locked down Windows 8 account using Group Policies with no tiles on the start screen except for one for the purposes of a Kiosk PC.

How can I (as an administrator account) install a custom application (side-loading) for another user and pin it to their start menu?

This application is still in development so will need to be updated frequently on the locked account for testing.

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Microsoft provides a Technet Article about it:

How to Customize the Start Screen.

The layout is stored in a file called


You have to copy this file to each account that needs the layout.

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