Desktop Icon Duplication
In a shared computer environment, an admin may choose to install the Team Machine Wide Installer MSI.
Teams is then installed at every user logon if it doesn't exist in the users profile
"%ProgramFiles%\Teams Installer\Teams.exe --checkInstall --source=default"
Is put in the following key
This presents an issue when using OneDrive Known Folder Move. When a new user logs on to a PC, OneDrive has its own installation and update process. The Teams installer will start and finish before OneDrive has installed, updated and initiated Known Folder Move for the new user profile.
Teams will create a desktop icon in the %USERPROFILE%\Desktop shell folder. As OneDrive KFM initializes, it will see this new icon and attempt to move it to %OneDrive%\Desktop. OneDrive will see that the Teams icon alread exists and will create a "Teams - Copy" icon. This behaviour duplicates for evey new workstation a user logs on to.
The same behaviour is observed with the Microsoft Edge desktop icon, although we have a little more control with this as we can set a reg key to stop the desktop icon being created for Edge.
Can we have some logic in the KFM mecahnism that allows us to prevent duplication ICO's being created?
Jason Ewens commented
Seeing this with Teams and Edge as well in our environment.
Viktor Knutsson commented
We desperately need this as well. Any workaround until this gets officially sorted?
Any solution on this?
what is the workaround for Edge?
the problem is still there
Hi, I would agree with Ben on this. We are a school who has got Group Policy shortcuts for our students. For example : when a user syncs for the first time using KFM, it sync their desktop shortcuts which is already deployed via GPO/Built-in shortcts. Now when the user logins to another PC with the same shortcuts, it creates "Copies" of this.
This causes a significant issue because a student logins to around 10 machines on a given day. It creates 10 different copies on their desktop using KFM.
I hope Microsoft can come up with some solution on this.
Ben Whitmore commented
sorry for the bad spelling/grammar, submitted this before morning coffee