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Posted on 2010-09-19
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I have this little script that i need to send via email , but instead of the standard Internet
icon I want it to be something different ...like the attached gif
 
lk.GIF
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Question by:Bianchi928
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by:Bianchi928
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Oops fogot about the script

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set oUrlLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\GDT Interaction Training.url")
oUrlLink.TargetPath = "http://goodyearanddunloptyres.interactiontraining.net/"
oUrlLink.Save
Wscript.Echo "Desktop icon created"
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Psy053 earned 500 total points
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I have made some changes to your script that should do what you are after.

Note that the Shortcut is being saved as a .LNK instead of a .URL - apparently it has to be this way in order to get the icon to display.

Also, I think you are going to need to covert your GIF to an ICO - there are plenty of tools out there that should be able to help with this.


set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
set oUrlLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\GDT Interaction Training.lnk")
oUrlLink.TargetPath = "http://goodyearanddunloptyres.interactiontraining.net/"
oUrlLink.IconLocation = "c:\pathto\ICON.ICO"
oUrlLink.Save
Wscript.Echo "Desktop icon created"

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by:Bianchi928
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You're almost there !! For this to work I will have to send the icon on the users computer  before sending the script ..right ? Any other way  of having all done in one script...
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Could you put it on a network drive or website, and then have the script pull it down to the local pc?
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by:Bianchi928
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I guess i might to do that...All in a script would have been ideal..
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by:Psy053
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It's possible, it will just take me a little while to work out.
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by:Bianchi928
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It would be good if you could....it will makes things a lot easier..I will give max points for that
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by:Bianchi928
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Thanks
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