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Copying a shortcut link using VBS script

Posted on 2011-02-13
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Hi chaps,

I'm having a bit of a struggle trying to get a script to work which copies a shortcut lnk file from a server share to a users desktop.  I've found the attached code below on here and changed it to my needs, but I get a problem in that I get a message saying that in line 6 there is an error as the file specified cannot be found.  I know it's there and have checked everything.

The only thing I can think of is that I'm trying this over a VPN connection.  Would that make a diffference?

Any help would be appreciated.
Matt
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objProcess = objShell.Environment("Process")
strDesktop = objProcess.Item("UserProfile") & "\Desktop\"
boolOverwrite = False
objFSO.CopyFile "\\myServer\myShare$\InfoChecking\Auditing.lnk", strDesktop, boolOverwrite

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by:sedgwick
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try add the network credentials to your server before copy using cmdkey:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/ASP.NET/Q_22676274.html
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by:2toria
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I don't have admin rights to do this and doubt our network guys will change stuff just for me, unfortunately...  Is there any other way I can get this to work?  Is it to do with VPN access?
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by:yelbaglf
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What about setting this up in a logon script, so that it runs with the proper permissions?
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by:2toria
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I don't have administrator access to carry this kind of thing out unfortunately.
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Daz_1234 earned 500 total points
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Hi Matt,

Can you actually see the shortcut with your own eyes by browsing to it using Windows explorer.

Can you see it when you do:

- Click Start / Run and enter
    \\myServer\myShare$\InfoChecking
  .. into the box?

If so, then the script should work (providing, of course, that the file does already exist on your desktop).  It sounds obvious, but double check the spelling of the path.

Regards,
Daz.
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