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Double Shortcut in App-V deployement with SCCM 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm deplying many application on SCCM 2012 and all App-V deployment have two Desktop shortcut for users.

    This problem concern deployment made on user collections only. And the second icon (inpublic user in fact) appears after few reboot (randomly).

    I use SCCM 2012 (so it's not the /global problem) and App-v 4.6 SP1.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:31 AM

Answers

  • Are you sure that C:\Users\Default\Desktop is the right path? This is the default user profile which gets copied to the user's profile when they logon for the first time. C:\Users\Public\Desktop sounds more likely to me.

    Each App-V package will define locations for shortcuts - are you defining additional shortcut locations in the SCCM package or advertisement?



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    Monday, November 26, 2012 1:17 PM
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  • Hello,

    This could happen if you have one (or two) advertisments that both target the computer and the user. As Aaron stated - the shortcuts would then not end-up in c:\users\default\desktop, but in C:\Users\Public\Desktop.

    I suggest you reverify your scenario


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Monday, November 26, 2012 11:04 PM
  • Thanks guys, I found the issue and as you have commented. First shortcut was installing to c:\users\default\desktop, the second shortcut was installing to c:\users\<user name>\desktop.

    The reason was we are using user device affinity incorrectly. SCCM was installing the application once on the primary device of the user, then SCCM was installing the app-v package again as the user logs in.

    • Proposed as answer by znack Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, December 8, 2012 10:09 AM
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:49 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Any difference between the shortcuts? Such as location, name?

    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:50 PM
  • I am having the same issue - SCCM2012 and App-V 4.6 SP1.

    Desktop shortcut #1 is within the App-V package, it is installed to C:\Users\Default\Desktop. The users do not have the permission to delete this shortcut as the administrator has ownership of the shortcut file. I checked the file security tab.

    Desktop shortcut #2 appears to be generated automatically somehow after the App-V package is installed. It is located at C:\Users\<user name>\Desktop. Users have the permission to delete this shortcut. I also checked the file security tab and the user is the owner.

    This is occuring for all of our App-V packages. Am I packaging it in the wrong way? Perhaps I should not create a desktopshortcut in the App-V package? Florent MARTIAL did you fix yours? Thanks v m in advance.

    Monday, November 26, 2012 11:40 AM
  • Are you sure that C:\Users\Default\Desktop is the right path? This is the default user profile which gets copied to the user's profile when they logon for the first time. C:\Users\Public\Desktop sounds more likely to me.

    Each App-V package will define locations for shortcuts - are you defining additional shortcut locations in the SCCM package or advertisement?



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    Monday, November 26, 2012 1:17 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    This could happen if you have one (or two) advertisments that both target the computer and the user. As Aaron stated - the shortcuts would then not end-up in c:\users\default\desktop, but in C:\Users\Public\Desktop.

    I suggest you reverify your scenario


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Monday, November 26, 2012 11:04 PM
  • Thanks guys, I found the issue and as you have commented. First shortcut was installing to c:\users\default\desktop, the second shortcut was installing to c:\users\<user name>\desktop.

    The reason was we are using user device affinity incorrectly. SCCM was installing the application once on the primary device of the user, then SCCM was installing the app-v package again as the user logs in.

    • Proposed as answer by znack Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, December 8, 2012 10:09 AM
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:49 AM