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When you install a Microsoft Windows Installer (.msi) package on a computer that is running Windows 7, you receive a warning message that resembles the following:
However, the installation process is successful.
Warning 1946. Property 'System.AppUserModel.NoPin' for shortcut 'Shortcut name.lnk' could not be set.
This issue occurs when one of the following shortcut properties is set in the MsiShortCutProperty table of the .msi package.
This issue occurs because Windows Installer cannot set a shortcut property that is specified in the MsiShortcutProperty table.
The following properties are introduced in Windows 8. These properties do not exist in Windows 7 or in earlier versions of Windows.
This behavior is by design. You can safely ignore this warning message.
When you create an .msi package to run both in Windows 8 and in Windows 7, do not specify the shortcut properties by using their names. Instead, specify the properties by using their GUID. The properties can be set in the PropertyKey column of the MsiShortcutProperty table. The following table contains the GUID of each property.
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For more information about Windows Installer, go to the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
More information about Windows InstallerFor more information about the MSI installation and logging options, visit the following MSDN website:
More information about the MSI optionsFor more information about the MsiShortcutPropertyTable, go to the following MSDN website:
More information about the MsiShortcutProperty tableFor more information about the Shortcut table, go to the following MSDN website:
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