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Using .LNK files in App Objects

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By Shawn Crow

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Posted: 24 Jan 2001

Current version: ZENworks for Desktops 3

Donna G. wrote: We get a file not found or dll missing message when we try to use .LNK files as the executable file for an application object in the Novell Application Launcher. Is there a solution? We would like to use .LNK files for some of our applications.

One could also use the 'start' command (although I believe this only works in Windows NT). If you set the path to executable file to CMD and set the command line parameters to /c "start c:\linkdir\testlink.lnk" (note the quotes around the command after /c). This is all completely native to the OS. This will also work to run any non-executable file by its association. i.e. /c "start c:\excelfile.xls" will run open this file in Excel.

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