.Net Installer and guest account desktop shortcuts

Posted on 2009-02-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have an Standard Visual Studio setup project.
The "Application" folder consists of the exe Assesmbly as well as all the dependencies.
The "User's Desktop" folder consists of the Application shortcut using the exe assesmbly as target.

I install this setup on a pc with a user that has Administrative rights, I also select to install the Application to All Users(everyone).

When runing the desktop shortcut as Administrative user, the app responds normaly and starts up.
When running the desktop shortcut as a guest user, the shortcut starts up a window with a progress bar, similar like a setup window. The Task will complete and then the App will start up. This happens every time when the guest user logs off and try to use the app for the first time again.
I have also noticed that when I delete the installer from its original path, the window with the progress bar will cancel and ask for the installer path.

Why does this happen and how can I fix this?
Thank you
Question by:jacoalb
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jacoalb earned 0 total points
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Solved the Problem!

Adding a folder to the "User's Programs Menu" and setting the "AlwaysCreate" property to true causes the corrupted link on the guest account desktop.
Set this propery to false and all works fine.

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