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Create Windows Shortcuts

With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the the Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with ZCM bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related to creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in the documentation.

I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the ZCC simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload the files the shortcut targets instead.

Has anyone figured out a way to do this? Am I missing something obvious?
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jaredljennings Absent Member.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

mjgalloway,

>With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the the
>Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with ZCM
>bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related to
>creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in the
>documentation.
>
>I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the ZCC
>simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload the
>files the shortcut targets instead.


I have wondered about that also. I have thought about using AdminStudio to
create an MSI that contains the needed shortcuts, but I haven't tried
anything in a bundle.

I did a quick google and found a very interesting solution to the problem.
http://www.ss64.com/nt/shortcut.html
Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)

Syntax
SHORTCUT [options]

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

This issue has been discussed.
I believe it's being fixed in ZCM 10.1.0, but I'm not 100% positive.

For now, you can do the following.

Rename the file form MyShortCut.LNK to MyShortCut.ZZZ and add the file via
the "install file" option in the bundle.
After this is created, go into the "Install File" action and change the
"Destination File Name" from MyShortCut.ZZZ back to "MyShortCut.LNK

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"mjgalloway" <mjgalloway@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the the
> Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with ZCM
> bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related to
> creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in the
> documentation.
>
> I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the ZCC
> simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload the
> files the shortcut targets instead.
>
> Has anyone figured out a way to do this? Am I missing something
> obvious?
>
>
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mjgalloway Absent Member.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Excellent, thanks for the response and links. The WMI script is pretty handy.
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seuferer Absent Member.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you change the .lnk extension?
I've read about a reg hack to get the .lnk to show up. Is this what I have
to do?







Craig Wilson;1532885 wrote:
This issue has been discussed.
I believe it's being fixed in ZCM 10.1.0, but I'm not 100% positive.

For now, you can do the following.

Rename the file form MyShortCut.LNK to MyShortCut.ZZZ and add the file via
the "install file" option in the bundle.
After this is created, go into the "Install File" action and change the
"Destination File Name" from MyShortCut.ZZZ back to "MyShortCut.LNK

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"mjgalloway" <mjgalloway@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the the
> Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with ZCM
> bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related to
> creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in the
> documentation.
>
> I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the ZCC
> simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload the
> files the shortcut targets instead.
>
> Has anyone figured out a way to do this? Am I missing something
> obvious?
>
>
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

From the Command Prompt just rename the file form "ShortCut.LNK" to
"ShortCut.ZZZ"

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"seuferer" <seuferer@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you change the .lnk
> extension?
> I've read about a reg hack to get the .lnk to show up. Is this what I
> have
> to do?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Craig Wilson;1532885 Wrote:
>> This issue has been discussed.
>> I believe it's being fixed in ZCM 10.1.0, but I'm not 100% positive.
>>
>> For now, you can do the following.
>>
>> Rename the file form MyShortCut.LNK to MyShortCut.ZZZ and add the file
>> via
>> the "install file" option in the bundle.
>> After this is created, go into the "Install File" action and change
>> the
>> "Destination File Name" from MyShortCut.ZZZ back to "MyShortCut.LNK
>>
>> --
>> Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
>> Novell Support Forums Volunteer Sysop
>>
>> Novell does not officially monitor these forums.
>>
>> Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
>> These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational
>> human.
>>
>> "mjgalloway" <mjgalloway@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
>> news:mjgalloway.37kdao@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>> >
>> > With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the

>> the
>> > Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with ZCM
>> > bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related to
>> > creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in

>> the
>> > documentation.
>> >
>> > I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the ZCC
>> > simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload

>> the
>> > files the shortcut targets instead.
>> >
>> > Has anyone figured out a way to do this? Am I missing something
>> > obvious?
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > mjgalloway
>> >

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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Jeeesh!! Do I feel stupid! Where's my DOS command book?:)

Thanks for the help.

David



Craig Wilson;1544116 wrote:
From the Command Prompt just rename the file form "ShortCut.LNK" to
"ShortCut.ZZZ"

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"seuferer" <seuferer@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you change the .lnk
> extension?
> I've read about a reg hack to get the .lnk to show up. Is this what I
> have
> to do?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Craig Wilson;1532885 Wrote:
>> This issue has been discussed.
>> I believe it's being fixed in ZCM 10.1.0, but I'm not 100% positive.
>>
>> For now, you can do the following.
>>
>> Rename the file form MyShortCut.LNK to MyShortCut.ZZZ and add the file
>> via
>> the "install file" option in the bundle.
>> After this is created, go into the "Install File" action and change
>> the
>> "Destination File Name" from MyShortCut.ZZZ back to "MyShortCut.LNK
>>
>> --
>> Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
>> Novell Support Forums Volunteer Sysop
>>
>> Novell does not officially monitor these forums.
>>
>> Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
>> These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational
>> human.
>>
>> "mjgalloway" <mjgalloway@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
>> news:mjgalloway.37kdao@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>> >
>> > With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the

>> the
>> > Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with ZCM
>> > bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related to
>> > creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in

>> the
>> > documentation.
>> >
>> > I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the ZCC
>> > simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload

>> the
>> > files the shortcut targets instead.
>> >
>> > Has anyone figured out a way to do this? Am I missing something
>> > obvious?
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > mjgalloway
>> >

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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Well, We all have those moments.

One of my favorites was the time I spend close to an hour trying to get a PC
to recognize an external USB HDD.
After Giving UP, I asked my boss.
It took him about 3.2 Seconds..............You have it plugged into the
wrong computer........Doh!!!
(In my defense, there were 4 stacked on top of each other, but
still..............)

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"seuferer" <seuferer@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> Jeeesh!! Do I feel stupid! Where's my DOS command book?:)
>
> Thanks for the help.
>
> David
>
>
>
> Craig Wilson;1544116 Wrote:
>> From the Command Prompt just rename the file form "ShortCut.LNK" to
>> "ShortCut.ZZZ"
>>
>> --
>> Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
>> Novell Support Forums Volunteer Sysop
>>
>> Novell does not officially monitor these forums.
>>
>> Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
>> These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational
>> human.
>>
>> "seuferer" <seuferer@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
>> news:seuferer.38c8jd@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>> >
>> > Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you change the .lnk
>> > extension?
>> > I've read about a reg hack to get the .lnk to show up. Is this what

>> I
>> > have
>> > to do?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Craig Wilson;1532885 Wrote:
>> >> This issue has been discussed.
>> >> I believe it's being fixed in ZCM 10.1.0, but I'm not 100%

>> positive.
>> >>
>> >> For now, you can do the following.
>> >>
>> >> Rename the file form MyShortCut.LNK to MyShortCut.ZZZ and add the

>> file
>> >> via
>> >> the "install file" option in the bundle.
>> >> After this is created, go into the "Install File" action and change
>> >> the
>> >> "Destination File Name" from MyShortCut.ZZZ back to "MyShortCut.LNK
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
>> >> Novell Support Forums Volunteer Sysop
>> >>
>> >> Novell does not officially monitor these forums.
>> >>
>> >> Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
>> >> These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational
>> >> human.
>> >>
>> >> "mjgalloway" <mjgalloway@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:mjgalloway.37kdao@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>> >> >
>> >> > With ZfD 7 I was able to add Windows application shortcuts in the
>> >> the
>> >> > Application Object. I've been searching on how to do this with

>> ZCM
>> >> > bundles and so far I'm stumped. I don't see any actions related

>> to
>> >> > creating a shortcut, nor can I find any reference to shortcuts in
>> >> the
>> >> > documentation.
>> >> >
>> >> > I've also tried uploading a shortcut file to the server, but the

>> ZCC
>> >> > simple follows the path within the shortcut, attempting to upload
>> >> the
>> >> > files the shortcut targets instead.
>> >> >
>> >> > Has anyone figured out a way to do this? Am I missing something
>> >> > obvious?
>> >> >
>> >> >
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>> >> > mjgalloway
>> >> >
>> >>

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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

We are running 10.1 SP1 and I was just asked to add two folder shortcuts to some of our ZCM clients. I still cannot see where this is easily done so I did the following.

1. Created a Read Only share on our Zenworks server and copied the two LNK files to the share.

2. Created a 'Run Script' bundle with the following command:

copy /y "\\server\share\link1.lnk" "c:\docume~1\all users\desktop"

3. Under the bundle Options I set 'Run Once per user'.

Worked like a charm . . . .
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jcsmith1 Absent Member.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

I just created all my shortcuts I need in a folder and user the Install Directory option to copy them.
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spgsitsupport Absent Member.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Even with latest 11.2.3a there is no easy way (that I can see) to create shortcuts!

So I use this one instead:

Optimum X Downloads - Freeware Utilities
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Spgsitsupport,
> Even with latest 11.2.3a there is no easy way (that I can see) to create
> shortcuts!


Not sure what the original question was, but what is wrong with a ZCM
shortcut on the desktop or menu?

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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

I know the thread is getting old...but to answer that last question... My users don't like ZCM shortcuts because they can't pin them to the taskbar in Windows 7.
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Re: Create Windows Shortcuts

Ketter,
> I know the thread is getting old...but to answer that last question...
> My users don't like ZCM shortcuts because they can't pin them to the
> taskbar in Windows 7.


OK. I see. Well, a shortcut is just a file, so it can be created as one.

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