I have an issue when pinning Office 2016 icons to the taskbar then moving between 32- and 64-bit machines using a roaming profile. Essentially, if logging into a different architecture than when the shortcut was pinned, the icon displayed is a "blank sheet of paper" icon (see https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/GRMiMlF.png)
As the shortcut icons sit under "Program Files/Microsoft/Office", this causes an issue due to the difference between "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)".
I have tried to change the icon shortcuts to point to the two system variables %programfiles% and/or %programfiles(X86)%, but these are the same as the physical locations (ie they don't work).
- I could get the user to re-pin everytime they switch PC... (not likely!)
- I could create a manual icon repository on the fileserver, and alter the shortcuts to point there (re-pinning would break this)
- I could install the 64-bit version of Office, but no-one makes a compelling argument to switch away from Microsoft's default install option (plus any potential add-in/COM issues...).
- I could update the OSes to 64-bit (for some reason before I took over, they had 32-bit Win7 on 64-bit machines, and automatically updated to 32-bit Windows 10), but that will take a good day or so and a 2 and half hour drive to get there (the affected PCs are in a small company where we have remote desktop/VPN access to for support, but no auto-provisioning of machines)
Have I missed something obvious?