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How do you transfer an XP-Mode VM from an admin Win-7 profile to another Win-7 user profile?

Posted on 2010-09-16
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A new system shipped with Win-7 w/ XP Mode.
XP-Mode was configured under the Win-7 admin profile.
XP apps were installed and configured in the VM under the admin(win-7) profile.
The laptop was then configured with a Win-7 User profile.
The win-7 user needs to access the XP-Mode VM that's located under the Admin profile.

I see similar threads online but no final answers.  
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Yes, you just need to create the shortcuts - did you look at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprovirt/thread/83fbae15-c60b-4483-8727-6e9ec97da6e9? 

"Publishing applications is a matter of putting an an application shortcut in the correct place. If you want to have an application appear under All Programs for all users, place the application's shortcut under C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. You can set things up the way you want for one specific user and then copy or move the application shortcuts from, for example, C:\Users\John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs to C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs."

Likewise you can use %USERPROFILE% path instead of All Users if you just want the single user to have access to the applications.

Good Luck
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Thanks for the link above but the thread seems slightly convoluted however, I think we’re on track.  What are the specific steps involved with publishing applications for all virtual machines on a workstation?  
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If you want them for all users, then copy or move the application shortcuts from the admin user startup menu to C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs - then anyone who signs on to the machine will have them in their start menu.
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XP mode isn't so much about a virtual machine as it is an application that runs in an xp vm. It is the application you publish.
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Problem solved.
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