WebAppInstallForceList not adding shortcuts to the desktop

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I'm trying to test deploying a PWA using the WebAppInstallForceList policy on Edge 88 with the following:

 

[{ "create_desktop_shortcut": true, "default_launch_container": "window", "url": "https://service.example.com/"}]

 

The problem is that the PWA gets installed but its not creating a desktop shortcut. Manually trying to pin the desktop shortcut at edge://apps/ also does nothing.

When the WebAppInstallForceList policy is disabled and the PWA is installed manually I can pin the desktop shortcut at edge://apps/ just fine.

 

How would I go about troubleshooting this?

1 Reply

@EliLoewen Hi!  I compared your code snippet to our documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-policies#compact-example-value-13 and I did notice there is an additional space at the beginning of your example.  After the { and before "create_desktop_shortcut".  

 

Hopefully it just needs that little change.  

 

After trying that, if it is still not working as expected can you please submit feedback/diagnostic data through the browser? ("..." menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback).  Thanks! 

 

-Kelly