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Hi

I have developed a package of Lotus Notes 8.0.2 Multiuser, but I'm having some problems with the shortcuts.

I have removed the shortcuts from the MSI file (with a MST file), because the users want another name for the shortcuts, so I create some new with a vbscript, but never the less, when I install Lotus Notes, the shortcuts turnes up.

This also shows when I install the Lotus Notes package from SCCM in System context, and I start the Java Notes Client (notes.exe), it also creates a desktop shortcut.

Hope anyone can help and sorry for my poor english :o)

Henning
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My guess would be that the transform isn't being applied. Set up verbose logging: that'll determine whether that's true or not in short order.
Answered 02/26/2009 by: VBScab
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The transform file is being applied, because everything else I set inside it happens.

SETMULTIUSER=1
and some registry changes
Answered 02/26/2009 by: Henning
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It's still the case that a verbose log is the only way you're going to know why those s/c are appearing. It might be that the truly wondrous MSI authors at IBM create them using a Custom Action.
Answered 02/26/2009 by: VBScab
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Hi Henning,
The Lotus Notes 8.0.2 shortcut has been created by custom actions,that's why even when we delete them from shortcut table,it gets created when MSI is installed.
Even I had faced this issue,we can use vb/wise script to delete them,the only challenge is that it increases the installation time by a huge margin.
So end users might get annoyed when they are installing this app.
Answered 02/26/2009 by: sumitsingh1984
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we can use vb/wise script to delete them,the only challenge is that it increases the installation time by a huge margin.Why is that? Shortcut creation takes less than a second in VBS...what on earth is your script doing?!? :)
Answered 02/27/2009 by: VBScab
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This was driving me nuts too! The icons would come back after deleting via vbScript also. Finally opened a ticket with IBM and they sent me a technical note - you have to set an environment variable before running the install!
Here's the code from my vbScript:


'------- Install Notes 8.5
'RCPIGNORELINKS=true Environment setting will suppress shortcuts from MSI
oWshShell.Environment("System").item("RCPIGNORELINKS")="true"
Answered 07/06/2009 by: rlgura
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