Creating and distributing shortcuts w/ icon files

(imported topic written by SystemAdmin)

I am in need of deploying desktop shortcuts to corporate applications (Web apps) with a pretty ico graphic. I am having trouble trying to figure out how to deploy these and would like input from anyone who is currently doing this.

(imported comment written by cstoneba)

you could use the Software Distribution wizard to get the icon file down to the endpoint, then copy it to the all users desktop profile.

(imported comment written by ltd200991)

I do this quite often…

the process that I use:

  1. On my dev computer I put the .ico file on the c:\ (this must be where you plan on planting it on your endpoints as well)

  2. Configure the desktop shortcut to use the ICO file by browsing to the location you chose in step 1.

  3. Copy the .ico file and your desktop shortcut .url or .lnk to your bigfix server.

  4. using the distribution wizard bundle them up into a package.

the first step of your package should be copying the .ico file from the __Download folder to the folder you specific in step 1.

the second step would copy your .lnk or .url file to c:\documents and settings\all users\desktop (if using XP ofcourse).

(imported comment written by SystemAdmin)

Thanks for the great feedback, I will work on this using your ideas.