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    One thing that would make life easier is on the 32 bit machines put a junction point to "Program Files (X86)" to Program Files - this saves hassle when deploying shortcuts to the network as you can send out with Program Files (x86) in the path and they will work cross platform.

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    In the link order for the group policies I've put my 64bit desktop redirect ABOVE my original windows 7 desktop redirect as the WMI filter for that is my existing one which does nt test for OS Architecture.....seems to work....
    I've put my desktop redirect

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    One thing that would make life easier is on the 32 bit machines put a junction point to "Program Files (X86)" to Program Files - this saves hassle when deploying shortcuts to the network as you can send out with Program Files (x86) in the path and they will work cross platform.
    Lost me a bit - what's a "junction point" please?

    I know it's a pain with duplication but I was just going to have two desktops for each of staff and pupils; one desktop for 32 bit and one for 64 bit shortcuts...most shortcut icons being the same.....

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    I've got staff that needs to use an old version of Borland DB to access SIS records from an old system. The installer will through a fit and exit if you try and run it on a 64bit machine. So I packaged it into an MSI on a 32bit OS and ran the MSI on the 64bit machine to bypass the check in the original installer and it worked. I would imagine this process would work for other pieces of software if the need arises.

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