Windows 10 Provisioning DesktopAppPath with a Folder Shortcut (windows configuration designer)

Matthew Atkinson 21 Reputation points
2021-12-07T15:49:36.217+00:00

Hi All,

I have a problem with provisioning that I need some help with as it is a minor annoyance.

I have manged to get a piece of software called Prey that is working with Provisioning - it enables us to track and trace tablets in a busy factory environment.

The problem is that when the software updates, the directory where the supporting files changes and thus the software stops working.

Within the Prey directory there is a folder shortcut called "current" but when I include this in my DesktopAppPath it breaks the chain - this shortcut points to the most up to date version of Prey.

For example, here is the path that works:

<App DesktopAppPath="C:\Windows\Prey\versions\1.9.13\lib\agent\actions\alert\win32\flash.exe" />

When it updates, a new directory is added with 1.9.14 and the above it no longer Valid.

If I change the desktop path to this (to include the folder shortcut current) C:\Windows\Prey\current\lib\agent\actions\alert\win32\flash.exe the Prey software won't work.

If I change the desktop path to see the new version instead C:\Windows\Prey\versions\1.9.14\lib\agent\actions\alert\win32\flash.exe, it will work again.

The Current folder directory seems to change when the update takes place.

I have also tried <App DesktopAppPath="C:\Windows\Prey\current.lnk\lib\agent\actions\alert\win32\flash.exe" /> to no avail. 155557-assignedaccessconfigexample.xml

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,161 Reputation points
    2021-12-14T18:05:53.66+00:00

    Hi @Matthew Atkinson

    I believe it will be useful for you to consult the article below on how to "Set up a kiosk with multiple applications on Windows 10 devices":

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/lock-down-windows-10-to-specific-apps

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