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Metro Style Apps. %ALLUSERSPROFILE% and %ProgramData% Concept Is Gone?

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  • Hello,

    Do I understand it correct that %ALLUSERSPROFILE% and %ProgramData% is now totally gone and all Metro style apps are installed solely on the per-user model?

    Thank you.


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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1:52 PM

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  • Details on how corporate rollout of Metro apps will work hasn't been revealed, only that there will be some sort of mechanism for doing so. You'll still end up with a copy installed per-user I expect, because Metro apps can write to their app folder as a mechanism for persisting data and that wouldn't work very well if you only had a single instance installed.
    • Marked as answer by Exotic Hadron Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:24 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:42 PM
  • Yes, Metro style apps are solely per-user and are entirely isolated from other users on the system.
    • Marked as answer by Exotic Hadron Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:24 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:58 PM

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  • Yes, Metro style apps are solely per-user and are entirely isolated from other users on the system.
    • Marked as answer by Exotic Hadron Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:24 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:58 PM
  • Short of having every userid on a computer install the same Metro app, is there any experience or info on how to handle 'common use' computers where you might want the same Metro app available to everyone that logs in?  (I'm just thinking down the road for our environment where it's feasable that someday we might have a Metro app to use.)  Many of our users may log in with their own id on the same computer and need to run the same app, but if it is profile specific and has to be installed for each user, that seems a huge step backwards in functionality.  Also, in our environment we don't want users installing their own apps and I'm sure we would look to restrict this functionality with Metro apps, where they do not have the elevated permissions to do this, so installing it once to be available for everyone would be much more desirable in our corporate environment.  If this can't be done, then I guess the next best solution for us might be to simply never use Metro apps?

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:17 PM
  • Details on how corporate rollout of Metro apps will work hasn't been revealed, only that there will be some sort of mechanism for doing so. You'll still end up with a copy installed per-user I expect, because Metro apps can write to their app folder as a mechanism for persisting data and that wouldn't work very well if you only had a single instance installed.
    • Marked as answer by Exotic Hadron Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:24 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:42 PM