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AppV5 application shortcut missing comment (description)

November 20, 2014 - App-V

After sequencing “Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7” the description that appears when mouse hovering the shortcut was something not very useful for our users:

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An empty shortcut Comment-field was the cause:

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A nice “to have” is a proper comment or description for an application shortcut, so we will change this using App-V’s Dynamic Configuration files.

I’m using the UserConfig.xml because this application is targeted to users.

Changing the Dynamic Configuration files

After making a backup of <AppName>_UserConfig.xml, open the XML file with your favorite text editor and find the Shortcuts-tag.

The Description tag was missing from within the Shortcut-tag!

Just add the Description-tag;

        <Description>RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections in a hierarchical manner, allowing for inheritance of user name, password, etc.</Description>

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Add the updated XML file with the AppV Mgmt Console, Powershell or some 3party tool (depending on how you deliver AppV apps).

And the shortcut has his description back!

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All users happy again wlEmoticon-smile.png