Delete shortcut from a network location

Posted on 2008-10-16
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


what i would like to do is replace the first part of the code to delete the lnk from

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


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


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Question by:mystics7
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Accepted Solution

Shift-3 earned 500 total points
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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

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

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