Disable Desktop Shortcut creation
Please add options to disable desktop shortcut when customers install Teams by using MSI installer
Olivier Carle commented
Nothing better than setting up OneDrive Known Folder Move (KFM) and having it sync 50 copies of Microsoft Teams desktop icons. People have been b**ching for years about this issue and it's still not fixed? Fix this already. How hard is that?
Vandrey Trindade commented
This is basic stuff....
Jeff J commented
Two years later... it's apparent Microsoft doesn't actually care what customers want. Fix this; this is ridiculous.
Still no fix for this? Come on guys...
Nick Klee commented
Still no fix for this bug?
Marco Goeree commented
I'm struggling with the phenomenon that it is not possible to disable desktop shortcut creation on first run of Teams, because we have a lot of users who are logging in on different computers. We synchronize the desktop to Onedrive in our environment and everytime when users logs in on a new computer a shortcut will be created on the desktop while the original shortcut will be synchronized back to the desktop on that computer. So after a while the user has a lot of duplicate shortcuts of Teams on the desktop everytime they logs in on a new computer.
We need a mechanism to prevent adding a shortcut on the desktop during the first run of Teams e.g. by giving the configuration-key in the setup.json file or something.
D. Kieviet commented
Still no fix for this? Come on guys...
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!