Solved

Delete shortcut from a network location

Posted on 2008-10-16
2
800 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a script that will create a shortcut for me and delete one that is local to a users profile. The problem i'm having is this is in a citrix enviorment that. The uses desktop is redirect to a network share. so the shortcut is located at

\\server\users$\user\desktop.

what i would like to do is replace the first part of the code to delete the lnk from
\\server\users$\%username%\desktop\

i'm really not sure how to do this since i'm really not a scripting guy. any help will be greatfully appricated.
On Error Resume Next
SET fso = Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
SET WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strFavs = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set oFiles = fso.GetFolder(strFavs)
For Each oFile In oFiles.Files
    If lcase(oFile.Name) = "Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.lnk" Then
        oFile.Delete True
    End If
Next
set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop _
  & "\Microsoft Outlook 2007.lnk")
oShellLink.TargetPath = _
  "N:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\outlook.EXE"
oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1
oShellLink.Hotkey = "CTRL+SHIFT+F"
oShellLink.IconLocation = _
  "N:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\outloo.EXE, 0"
oShellLink.Description = "Outlook 2007 Shortcut"
oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop
oShellLink.Save

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:mystics7
2 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Shift-3 earned 500 total points
ID: 22732233
This should do it.


strUserName = WshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%")
 
strFile = "\\server\users$\" & strUserName & "\desktop\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.lnk"
 
If fso.FileExists(strFile) Then
    fso.DeleteFile strFile, True
End If

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 9

Author Closing Comment

by:mystics7
ID: 31506778
Thank you very much that is exactly what I need!!!!!!!
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VBscript: send notification based on list.csv v2 (folder, destination) 13 27
VBA taking too long 5 28
Run AutoHotkey script directly from Notepad++ 5 144
CREATE DATABASE 3 36
I met Paul Devereux (@pdevereux) today when I responded to his tweet asking “Anybody know how to automate adding files from disk to a folder in #outlook  ?”.  I replied back and told Paul that using automation, in this case scripting, to add files t…
Not long ago I saw a question in the VB Script forum that I thought would not take much time. You can read that question (Question ID  (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_28455246.html)28455246) Here (http…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question