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Programmatically Creating an Internet Shortcut

Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Anders Gustafsson

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Posted: 12 Apr 2001

Current Version: ZENworks for Desktops 3

Sometimes you need to create an internet shortcut from within ZEN. You can do this several ways, such as starting the link directly with nalrunw, or creating a URL file and distributing it with NAL.

You can also have NAL create the URL-file directly, using the text-file manipulation built in. Name the file as you like with an URL extension, ie MyLink.URL, and add the following lines:


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