WiseScript: Per user shortcuts are installed to each users profile on Windows Vista machines

Article:TECH26049  |  Created: 2007-01-19  |  Updated: 2008-05-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH26049
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I am installing a per user shortcut on a Windows Vista machine. However, the shortcut appears for all users.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a WiseScript .EXE that installs a per user shortcut to the desktop
2. Create a new Vista user account (User2)
3. Log on as User2. Log off User2 and log back in as User1
4. Run the .EXE created in step 1 as User1. The shortcut is created. On the General tab, the Location is c:\users\User1\desktop as expected
5. Log on as User2. The shortcut was also created for this user. The General tab shows its location as c:\users\User2\desktop


Wise Installation Studio 7
Wise Package Studio 7
Windows Vista


This issue has been fixed in Wise Installation Studio/Express 7 SP1 and Wise Package Studio 7 SP3.

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