Hi, im using installshield and im trying to point a shortcut at a network location but i dont know how to do this. If i try set it up in the shortcut table it just gives option at pointing at files within the project folder, if i try enter in that the shortuct should point at W:\..... it gives a error. Thanks for any help, im new to this packaging..
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You can make a non advertised shortcut to the network location but I think in order to make an advertised shortcut to a network location you would have to make sure the MSI is set up to install the file the shortcut is to. There is a way around this by making a shortcut file then putting it in the MSI and having a MSI shortcut point to the shortcut file that is pointing to the file on the network. Clear as mud?
Answered 01/31/2006 by: kkaminsk
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Does this post help?

As kkaminsk says in order to advertise a shortcut the destination file must be past of your MSI, so if you need to advertise use a .lnk .vbs or .exe file in u're MSI which points to the network file - don't forget to set the working directory too!

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Rob.
Answered 01/31/2006 by: MSIPackager
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Like MSIPackager said, don't forget to set your working directory. Create your shortcut manually in the Shortcut table, specify the Target & WkDir with a Property
Answered 01/31/2006 by: xythex
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If you use a Script to create a shortcut, don't forget to write a script to remove the shortcut on uninstall.
An easyer way, in my opinion, is to create a shortcut on a client, copy the lnk-file and add it to the project as a file instead of a shortcut.

/Jonas
Answered 02/01/2006 by: jonasm
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is this of any help?:
http://www.wise.com/KBArticle.aspx?articleno=1196&keywords=
Answered 02/01/2006 by: Frederik
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