I have a program that runs on a network drive. When I make a change to the program, I want to be able to upload the program to the network drive and not have to change everyones desktop shortcut to the updated program.
The logical setup would be to have all the users have a shortcut to a bat file, and the bat file points to the updated program whenever I make a change. This is my current setup but my antivirus hates it. It will cause headaches and act like my program is a virus even tho the threat is unknown. I've added everything to be exceptions list (Including the network file and the user's desktop shortcut), but my antivirus still kicks up a fuss. I'm actually on level 2 support with my antivirus company while attempting to solve the problem but the problem still exists and users are getting annoyed.
My next idea was a shortcut to a shortcut. Everyone's desktop shortcut would point to another shortcut that would point to the latest updated file. I would modify the second shortcut but Windows 7 doesn't seem to allow a shortcut to a shortcut. The shortcut always points to the program.
I'm sure situation has to happened to many programmers prior to me. The solution needs to be something along the lines of: User Desktop Shortcut -> A way to modify a shortcut -> Latest Program file
I'm open to suggestions.