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script to delete IE 64bit shortcut

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I need to have a script I can push out to delete the IE 64 bit browser in Windows 7. Its in the c:\program files\internet explorer folder.

I tried using GPO in the Computer Config | Preferences | shorcuts section to delete it but it wont work.

Can someone give me the basic script to delete it completeley and not leave a unknown shortcut that doesnt point to anything. I can then push it using GPO or if you can help me get the GPO shortcuts to work that would be better. Thanks
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Question by:Thomas N
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by:Thomas N
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I read you cant actually delete the 64 bit version. Is that correct? If not I just need something to delete the shortcut then.
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by:Robberbaron (robr)
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but does the shortcut reside in the same place on each pc ?

is it in Public Desktop , Default  ?    

right click the shortcut, and check the Details tab,  will say something like C:\users\Public\...
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by:VirastaR
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Hi,

Did you try this before?

Remove a Desktop Shortcut with VBS

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You should be able to run this script as a logon script:
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
On Error Resume Next
objFSO.DeleteFile objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("APPDATA") & "\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer (64-bit).lnk", True

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