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VB Script to make a shortcut to access database

Posted on 2012-03-27
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Hi,

I'm trying to make a VBScript that will generate a link to an access database so i can then deploy this to all machines by GPO. So far I have the following code:

Dim FileName
	FileName = "MyShortcut"
		Set shortcut = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").CreateShortcut(CreateObject("WScript.Shell").SpecialFolders("Desktop") & + "\" + FileName + ".lnk")
			shortcut.Description = "My shortcut"
			shortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE" & "\\adminserver\data$\tt6\Register.mdb"
			shortcut.Save

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The Shortcut target path works if I generate the shortcut manually by right clicking but the code wont run, I suspect because of quote marks. Help appreciated!

Lans-ICT
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Hi Lans

Give this a try:

Dim FileName
dim Shortcut
dim oShell

FileName = "MyShortcut"

Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

set Shortcut = oShell.CreateShortcut(oShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop") &  "\" & FileName & ".lnk")
Shortcut.Description = "My shortcut"
Shortcut.TargetPath = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE " & "\\adminserver\data$\tt6\Register.mdb"
Shortcut.Save
                                  

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Hope it helps. You had a few errors in there but were going in the right direction!
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Thanks for that, it worked!
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