How to create a shortcut to a .exe file that sits on a network drive with a batch file? I want the shortcut placed on my desktop

I have a .exe shortcut that keeps getting removed because the network drives do not load before the users profile loads.
I am having to recreate a shortcut for my users all the time and would like to create a .bat file they could run that would recreate it for them.
The .exe file sits on the K: drive and I want a .bat file that places the shortcut to the .exe on their desktop.
Any ideas?
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Adam,

Place a link (.LNK file) to the .EXE file on the K drive. Then this one line goes in your batch file:
copy K:\WhateverFolder\WhateverShortcutName.lnk C:\Users\%username%\Desktop\WhateverShortcutName.lnk

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Regards, Joe

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adam_daunhauerAuthor Commented:
Thanks that worked
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. I'm glad that worked for you.
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