Hyper-V Program Manager
One of the cool features of Windows Virtual PC is how applications that are installed into Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 virtual machines automatically appear in the start menu on the host operating system – and can be launched directly without first needing to open the virtual machine in question:
These shortcuts get created through a process that we call Auto-Publishing. What happens is that we monitor the guest operating system while it is running, and when we detect that a new application has been installed, we create a shortcut for the application in the host start menu.
Most of the time this “just works”. When it does not work there are a couple of areas that you can look:
The information provided is very helpful and I appreciate the way in which it is being explained.
I have a few links in my Windows 7 menu that I want to exclude in the registry setting on the VM (all others I entered worked fine and were removed from Win 7 after XP VM reboot). However, one is a web link, and the other is a "built-in" program with no exe in the shortcut (Windows Live Family Safety) that will not be automatically removed.
My question is, what name and format for the string value can I use in the registry entry to get the win 7 machine to ignore it, for both the web link shortcut and the built-in shortcut?
A second question I have - if you delete the shortcut from windows 7, does that break some kind of "link" to the original app or directory in the XP VM. I ask this because if the app in question is NOT in the exclude list and IS in the All User Start Menu, but does not appear in the win 7 menu because you deleted it, how can that app ever be restored in the win 7 menu at a later date if desired? There must be some other setting that tells auto-publish the user does not want this shortcut even though all other criteria is satisfied.
How can I use Auto Publish option in windows virtual PC for guest virtual machine running Windows 2003 server. My host operating system is Windows 7?
I am running XP mode inside my Win 7 OS. I have installed a machine and have a specific Oracle supported app that only runs on XP. My issue is not that I can't get a shortcut, but that the shortcut in XP works fine, while the shortcut in Win 7 only brings up the shell software, failing to run the program I need.
I get this same shell behavior if my user is not logged in as admin on an XP machine. How do I ensure that the shortcut created for the Win 7 machine recognizes the admin privileges of the user?