Disable Desktop Shortcut creation
Please add options to disable desktop shortcut when customers install Teams by using MSI installer
at least block microsoft teams.lnk... arg.
By default, Teams runs at Windows logon anyway....so why have a desktop icon to launch it if it's already running. If a user turns off the auto launch option then clearly they don't want it running, So again, why provide a desktop icon to launch something that you don't want. At least provide the option to install without the desktop icon like just about every other installer that we come across
Come on, it cant be too difficult...
Upvote for a command line install to remove Desktop Icon which duplicates over and over with folder redirection
Eugeny Korneev commented
Hey Teams Dev team, Please take a lunch break with Edge Dev team and ask them about implementation of CreateDesktopShortcutDefault feature. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-update-policies#createdesktopshortcutdefault Who knows, may be this would help...
William Bracken commented
Please allow an option to auto launch teams without creating a shortcut on the desktop. As others have stated, redirecting known folders cause duplicate copies to be created.
Ben Jongsma commented
"Nothing better than setting up OneDrive Known Good Folder sync and having it sync 50 copies of Microsoft Teams desktop icons. Fix this already." LOL!!
I just raised a support case with Microsoft who confirmed this is definitely still by-design and to add a vote to this user voice.
At least you can remove the shortcut for the new Edge...
Nothing better than setting up OneDrive Known Good Folder sync and having it sync 50 copies of Microsoft Teams desktop icons. Fix this already.
It drives me crazy that Microsoft NEVER listens to users of their products. I have seen so many threads online of users asking for a way to disable the creation of the Teams desktop icon, but STILL no solution. Does Microsoft purposely want to annoy the users of their products? If MS ever wonders why users HATE using their products, take a look at this sort of behaviour!!
mike duke commented
First, make a copy of your desktop (e.g. DesktopCopy folder containing the shortcuts you want on the desktop) and put it in the documents folder (or another user defined folder).
Secondly, create a batch file which will copy (and overwrite!) your desktop with the files from the DesktopCopy folder). You can use the mirror function of robocopy deleting files not present in the source directory.
Then, with the task scheduler create a task (CopyDesktopContents), which starts at windows start up or logging in and which runs the batch.
If you want to add your own shortcuts on your desktop, just do so and again copy the contents of your desktop to the DesktopCopy folder, so that next time you (or another user) starts up the computer or logs in, the new copy will be used by the batch file.
Brock Buss commented
Teams is configured to launch automatically in our environment. The option to remove the desktop icon would help us improve our user experience!
Drives me nuts. All these dupe shortcuts. WHY?
It is ridiculous with OneDrive folder redirection (backup important folders) users who rome get a new teams icon every time they log in! Make a reg key to disable like you did for edge. problem solved!
Raphael Eymann commented
Really depressing that microsoft is not able to give us a solution for this problem. I disabled ".lnk" Files in OneDrive Admin Center. That work-around solved this problem for me but maybe other people want to sync ".lnk" files.
Please can this be applied to the Edge install?
No need of MS Teams desktop as it is also showing in Startup Menu. Most of organization using OneDrive for business and syncing desktop folders and each time a user logs on to a new computer after device reset a new teams desktop shortcut is created and synced to OneDrive. It is creating mess while they have lots of copies of the shortcut.
Microsoft needs to remove forced desktop shortcut for MS Teams
Came here when looking for a way to disable the shortcut creation specifically for OneDrive KFM. We just started implementing this and my test machine has some many teams shortcuts now.
this is annoying and unnecessary. desktop icons are buried under windows all the time, it jacks with OneDrive KFM, the app already starts by default and is running.... so... whats the point of a forced- created icon nobody uses? it really stinks with enterprise users (ya know, TEAMS users) when logging into multiple devices with users that really dislike icons on their desktops.
Disable desktop shortcut as an installer command line option, stop first run with command line instead of the json file, and allow these from registry/group policy also.
Why are we still creating desktop icons and by default? Teams auto starts and can be found in the Start menu.