Known limitations and issues:
- UE-V replicates small file copies and registry import and export operations. In the case of shortcut files, a simple file copy may produce unintended consequences, and additional logic would be required to correctly choose the intended behavior.
- By default, the .lnk file name extension is excluded in UE-V under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration\Excludedfiletypes.
- Although you can create custom UE-V templates, only those templates that are packaged with UE-V are officially supported.
- File copies of shortcut files across computers may trigger unintended desktop composition behavior, as follows:
- Windows Explorer tries to repair broken links if the target does not exist or has been moved. Distributed Link Trackingtries to update the link location.
- Shortcuts on different operating systems may point to different versions of binaries.
- If a file is not present, Windows Explorer may display a default icon, leading to an inconsistent desktop experience across computers.
- Deletion of a shortcut on one computer may cause the unintended deletion of a file on another computer on which the target still exists.
- Different versions of applications that use DDE may exhibit inconsistent behavior.
- Inconsistent icon display may occur, depending on the version of the application, the version of the operating system, and other factors.
- Links to different file types (.txt files, for example) may be associated with different programs on different computers.
Article ID: 3053820 - Last Review: 13 Apr 2015 - Revision: 1