Windows installer puts shortcuts in installing user's folders instead of 'All Users'

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Jordan Evens
Windows installer puts shortcuts in installing user's folders instead of 'All Users'

When you select "Desktop Shortcut" or "Start Menu Shortcuts" during install they get placed in the folder for whatever user you're installing as.  The shortcuts are then inaccessible to anyone except the user you installed the application as.

If the user who requires the application doesn't have elevated privileges you would need to install the program with an account that does and then manually copy the shortcuts to somewhere that they can access them.