using batch script, must create shortcut, put on desktop, with permissions

RE: batch script for Windows 7 Vista

Using batch script, I need to be able to create a shortcut of a .exe file, put on desktop...
and add the following windows compatibility settings (from the batch, not after):
1) run as administrator aka "runasadmin"
2) windows xp sp3 compatibility

Example program:
c:\program files\bquest\bquest.exe      


icecom4Asked:
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RobSampsonCommented:
Hi, following the example in the linked article above, try this VBS code to create the shortcut and set the properties.

Save the code into a file called CreateShortcut.vbs and double click it to run it.

Regards,

Rob.
strExe = "c:\program files\bquest\bquest.exe"
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objLink = objShell.CreateShortcut(objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%USERPROFILE%") & "\Desktop\bquest.lnk")
objLink.FullName = "Shortcut to bquest"
objLink.TargetPath = strExe
objLink.Save
objShell.Run "REG ADD ""HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers"" /v """ & strExe & """ /t REG_SZ /d ""WINXPSP3 RUNASADMIN"" /f", 0, True

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cwstad2Commented:
i found this afticle which may offer a round about solution to your problem. By creating a batch file and running a regkey, you may be able to achieve what your looking to do. Hope this helps

http://www.verboon.info/index.php/2011/03/running-an-application-as-administrator-or-in-compatibility-mode/
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icecom4Author Commented:
I'm not much of a vbs person, but when try to open the file it just opens like a text document.  

Do I have to put anything before or after these lines to make it execute?
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RobSampsonCommented:
You need to make sure the file has a .vbs extension, and not a .txt

When you do the Save As, put quote around the file name, so it's like
"CreateShortcut.vbs"

You probably aren't viewing "known extensions" in Windows.

Rob.
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icecom4Author Commented:
Thank you!
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