Disable Desktop Shortcut creation
Please add options to disable desktop shortcut when customers install Teams by using MSI installer
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.
unbelievable this wasn't available from the start.
Agreed. Should be a configurable option.
Agree it should be a per machine install with as little bumf in the profile as possible.
This should be a machine based install with one shortcut on the public desktop. This methods creates multiple icons when using OneDrive known folder move.
Absolutely ridiculous, you'd never think Teams & Onedrive were made by the same company...
Just let us remove the shortcut...
Bruce S. commented
there is a related User Voice to this - Can the votes be combined? https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31092970-desktop-icon-keeps-coming-back
How is this still an issue? Actually how is this an Enterprise app? No options to disable shortcuts, why does the start menu shortcut not seem to appear until the machines restarted? Come on, this isn't acceptable.
Joe Bandura commented
How is this still a thing? An MS packaged product and you can't disable Desktop Shortcut creation?
Come on guys, it's 2020, how hard is it to make a semi-customizable installation?
Microsoft, solve this! Onedrive Known Folders is depending on this! This is a major issue in the rollout of onedrive known folders!
SAME as Andreas Norling
"The forced desktop shortcut is creating a mess for us. We're using OneDrive for business and syncing desktop folders to OneDrive. And each time a user logs on to a new computer a new teams desktop shortcut is created and synced to OneDrive. So after a while they have lots of copies of the shortcut."
please fix this so no desktop shortcut is created.
Andreas Norling commented
The forced desktop shortcut is creating a mess for us. We're using OneDrive for business and syncing desktop folders to OneDrive. And each time a user logs on to a new computer a new teams desktop shortcut is created and synced to OneDrive. So after a while they have lots of copies of the shortcut.
Please Microsoft, just let us decide for ourselves whether or not we want a desktop shortcut.
colin nicholl commented
Agreed. Companies should be able to configure an application as they want it deployed NOT how Microsoft want it deployed. Not the first time Microsoft have used this "in your face" scenario. Past examples to name a couple include:
1) forcing IE on everyone so could kill off Netscape
2) When Outlook was first released Microsoft kept forcing it to be the Default Mail engine
Please respect your clients. If you can force the icon onto the Desktop then why can't you allow its removal?
The Auto-launch at each log in is another similar issue for our users. At least Microsoft provided a way to kill that via a GPO. Can we have the same for the Desktop icon.