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Create Web Desktop Shortcut - Windows

Christopher Tagliaferro
edited October 18 in Product

Product Name: Create Web Desktop Shortcut - Windows

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

Instructions :

Upload to VSA, input variables when you run

Comments

  • Buster Davis
    Buster Davis Member
    edited December 2017
    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?
  • Christopher Tagliaferro
    edited December 2017
    Hi buster, I can look into adding this.
  • Buster Davis
    Buster Davis Member
    edited December 2017
    If you want to email a sample, I can help you try it out. [email protected] is my email address.. Looking forward to getting it though.. I have a big project coming up so it would be helpful ASAP. thanks
  • Christopher Tagliaferro
    edited December 2017
    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.
  • Buster Davis
    Buster Davis Member
    edited December 2017
    This works great with the additional procedures
  • Yuniel Infante
    edited May 2018
    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.
  • Jack Senesap
    Jack Senesap Member CHOCOLATE MILK
    edited April 2019

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

  • Benjamin
    Benjamin Member
    edited April 2019

    @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

  • John Frierson
    John Frierson Member
    edited April 2019

    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. 

  • Alissia
    Alissia Member
    edited January 2020

    I need help with this - I dont know how to fill out the procedure - i dont know what to put in all the variables

  • Hussein Abbas
    Hussein Abbas Member
    edited August 2020

    i tried .lnk tried to play with it and no luck. did anyone figure it out? if yes please let me know thanks

  • Alex Lopez
    Alex Lopez Member
    edited September 2020

    I just copy an pre-built shortcut from a shared location or from Kaseya's Managed Files.

  • Ryan Pirchio
    Ryan Pirchio Member
    edited November 2020

    Any way to add changing the desktop icon to custom icon?

  •  Aliaksandr
    Aliaksandr Member, Automation Exchange Moderator

    AUTOMATION EXCHANGE ADMINISTRATOR

    edited November 2020

    Hello @Ryan,

    That should be possible if you modify agent procedure to add also following text into .url file:

    IconFile=c:\temp\favicon.ico

    But please note that icon should be available on local file system of agent's machine.

  • Ryan Pirchio
    Ryan Pirchio Member
    edited November 2020

    I am not sure how i would add that and what line it would go on.  Can you provide an example?

  • Hussein Abbas
    Hussein Abbas Member
    edited November 2020

    hey Ryan, send me your email, i will try to send you my script and see if that works for you 

  • Ryan Pirchio
    Ryan Pirchio Member
    edited November 2020
  • Hussein Abbas
    Hussein Abbas Member
    edited November 2020

    check your email

  • Jack Senesap
    Jack Senesap Member CHOCOLATE MILK

    This no longer works for windows 10