Desktop Shortcuts Wizard ( enforece url onto user's desktop )
Hello Kace ITninja
I appreciate if you could guide me with what information I need to enter into the fields when runnning the Kace desktop shortcut wizard. I followed the k1000_AG.Pdf on page 181 titled "Desktop Shortcuts Wizard" directions.
It successfully pushed a genric IE icon to the user's Windows 7 professional desktop but when I click on the shortcut it fails to open the url, which is a google form. These computers are using Internet Explorer 10 version 10.0.9200.17414
What information should I enter into the following fields when using Internet explorer
also want to change this icon to a custom icon.
To use a different icon, you have to do it a different, more roundabout way. Read all the directions before doing this.
These are similar to SMal.tmcc's instructions, but with another step for the icon.
First, create a shortcut to Internet Explorer. Now, in order to launch a URL from a .lnk shortcut (note that we're not using a .url shortcut - you can't customize the icon on a .url shortcut), you have to enter it after the path to IE, so the Target would look like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.google.com/
At the bottom of this window, you'll notice there's a Change Icon button. Click that.
Browse to your icon file and select it. Your shortcut now knows to use that icon.
However, you need a place to put the icon on the end user's computer because the shortcut does not store the icon, it only references it, and it's a hard reference. Let's use C:\Temp as an example.
Put your icon in C:\Temp, and NOW go to the Properties of the shortcut and click Change Icon, pointing it to the file in C:\Temp.
Bundle both of those up into a .zip file. This will be what you distribute.
Now create a script with that .zip file as a dependency. Unzip it to C:\Temp, then have another command to move the shortcut to the desktop.
Hope this helps!