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Create Web Desktop Shortcut - Windows

Create a web shortcut for all users

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Create a shortcut on the All Users Desktop that opens a specific web URL in the default browser.

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  • Create Web Desktop Shortcut - Windows
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  • Released on December 19th, 2017
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    Gravatar for Buster Davis
    Buster Davis almost 2 years ago

    This works well but is there a way when creating a shortcut to run in a certain browser such as IE or Chrome when the shortcut is created?

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    Christopher Tagliaferro almost 2 years ago

    Hi buster, I can look into adding this.

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    Buster Davis almost 2 years ago

    If you want to email a sample, I can help you try it out. bdavis@lineagelogistics.com is my email address.. Looking forward to getting it though.. I have a big project coming up so it would be helpful ASAP. thanks

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    Christopher Tagliaferro almost 2 years ago

    I just got this working using a different method. I'll e-mail you some of the files to test, but most likely I will add them all to a 'shortcuts' pack and put that up here as a different download.

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    Buster Davis almost 2 years ago

    This works great with the additional procedures

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    Yuniel Infante over 1 year ago

    Hi guys, I came across your XML script and it works really good when manually pushing it to users as it asks for Shortcut name and URL but i am trying to automate the deployment by placing it on a policy and i can't get around filling out the XML file with the URL i need pushed so that it just goes and creates the shortcut. Any advise would be really appreciate it.

    Gravatar for Jack Senesap
    Jack Senesap 6 months ago

    Is there one to deploy a shortcut for an exe shortcut?

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    Benjamin 6 months ago

    @Jack

    Should be fairly easy to modify the xml to create a shortcut linking to any arbitrary file, but I haven't tried it.

    Get the file path of the exe and use that in place of the URL. 

    The procedure will use the #shortcutURL# variable and place a '.url file' extension at the end. A shortcut to a normal file is usually a '.lnk' file so change that part.

    Good luck

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    John Frierson 6 months ago

    Sounds like this works well for web site urls. Is there a way to modify, or do you know any other methods, for deploying a shortcut link to a file on an internal server? I need to send out an updated link for computers to map to certain drives once connected to VPN to run a batch file to map network drives.