I have repacked an App but I have a problem when I uninstall the App. the desktop shortcuts are still there. any ideals please

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Are they advertised shortcuts or normal shortcuts?
Answered 06/21/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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the shortcuts are advertised.
Answered 06/21/2005 by: cygan
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I have had this problem when the application was advertised to the user (from Active Directory) and then never installed. When the application was removed from that particular user, the application would "uninstall" but leave the advertised shortcuts behind. If the user did install the application (from the advertised shortcuts) then this problem wouldn't happen.

Are you doing the same process the same way as I was?
Answered 06/21/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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I had a similar problem with a vendor MSI. The application was assigned per user. When it was removed, it left the shortcuts behind in Start>programs, which obviously repaired the msi when the user clicked them.

I suspect that it had something to do with the fact that the shortcuts where dropped in the All Users start menu rather than the user-specific start menu, but I was pressed for time on the package and ultimately just ended up writing a vbscript to remove the shortcuts.
Answered 06/21/2005 by: Bladerun
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THANKS GUYS
Answered 06/22/2005 by: cygan
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Hi Frnds,

I do hv similar problem in Removing ShortCuts since those are advertised as well. I have set to removefiles,removeregistry still doesn't help. It was happend because of i have to register those exe,extension files inorder to open up the files saved on the desktop.

Mean while if you can guide / advice me how to create vbs for the removal. Since i am new VBS.

Thanks in advance.
Answered 06/22/2005 by: Sathia
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Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

if objFSO.FileExists("path\filename.lnk") then
objFSO.DeleteFile "path\filename.lnk", true
end if

simple =)
Answered 06/23/2005 by: rikx2
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I have a vendors MSI that leaves behind advertised shortcuts for some installed features after an uninstall. This is on a per machine installation.

Does anyone know why this happens? The targets for the shortcuts get removed.

I can remove the shortcuts, but would rather resolve why they don't get uninstalled in the normal sequence.
Answered 06/29/2005 by: GB1
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Hi Rikx2,

Thanks for your script.

I managed to remove those shortcuts using RemoveFile Table.

Running the script may be considered as another deployment.
Answered 07/08/2005 by: Sathia
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