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KathyMorey
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Desktop Icon in Wrong Folder on Win 2008 R2

I have an installation that is installing an icon on the desktop using a folder called DESKTOP_IDM. DESKTOP_IDM's parent folder is set to DesktopFolder. After I install on Windows Server 2008 R2, the desktop icons do not show. If I refresh the desktop, I get an error that C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop is a location that is not available.

The links themselves are in a subdirectory in the Public folder.

Has anyone run into this? Do I need to change where I'm installing the icons on Win2k8R2?

using a Basic MSI in InstallShield 2009 Professional.
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KathyMorey
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I've been doing some research, and it looks to me like 2008 R2 doesn't support desktop icons unless the Desktop Experience feature is on? Does that seem right?

Or is there a different Windows directory I should use for per-machine installations for all-user desktop icons for 2008 R2 (and maybe Windows 7)?

Any help would be appreciated here...
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