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Teams profile exclusions + VDI MSI verse EXE installer.


Tyd Ros

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Hello all,

 

Two questions.

 

1. The VDI teams installer was made to help reduce bloat among other things. This is done by moving the installer that is normally in each users appdata into to c:\program Files(x86)\Teams and installs the program into c:\program files(x86)\Microsoft\teams. So far my research is showing that if you delete the "previous" folder out of the  non teams version that you get the same space savings as the VDI version.  The normal version has more features for the same space. (Plus there is a bug with 2016\2019 shared desktops and the json files)

 

 

2. I have been scouring for exclusions to add to Fslogix or UPM to reduce bloat. (Those not using a profile manager can use this list as a redirection template) Please take a look, have you had any problems with using these? Do you have any others to add?

 

VDI version exclusions

<Exclude Copy=“0”>AppData\Local\SquirrelTemp</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0">AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Current\Locales</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0”>AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Packages\SquirrelTemp</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0">AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\current\resources\locales</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0”>AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Current\Locales</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0">AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Service Worker\CacheStorage</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0”>AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Application Cache</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0">AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Cache</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0”>AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Teams\Logs</Exclude>

<Exclude Copy=“0”>AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\media-stack</Exclude>

Exclude Roaming/Microsoft/Teams/*.txt

 

Normal exe version all of the above exclusions plus

AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Previous

I haven't tested but this previous dir appears to just be a copy of last teams version that is saved after an auto update. Anyone delete this dir to save 250Mb of space.

 

 

What are you Xenapp CVAD users using?  The VDI or the normal Teams installer?

 

 

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