Microsoft Office 2010 Shortcut does not work (invalid shortcut) after packaging with FlexApp DIA

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 5.5

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: August 2, 2013



When playing back the package, or after install when I click the shortcut in Start Menu it does not start application.



Error: Invalid shortcut. 


Possible Resolution(s):

On the VM where you playing back the MS Office DIA package there should be no per-installed version of office if there is than:

Directories can't overlap Example. If your Pre-installed office is installed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\...

Than when creating an Microsoft Office DIA package please install it to: C:\Program Files\MSofficeDIA


Note: If you have multiple Microsoft Office applications install (during DIA capture process) to separate directories example:

C:\Program FIles\MSVisioDIA and C:\Program Files\MSProjectDIA etc etc. 


Note2: It is possible to package MS Office 2010 using DIA and than use the "Extend" feature and add Visio or Project to the same package.

This is the preferred way of packaging multiple office installations for single package deployment, because they share common files. 


For more information on how to make a DIA package of Microsoft Office 2010 go here:


Related KBs:

How to FlexApp Office 2010

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