I have the following problem:

On a small "special" network we use redirected start menus which contains the applications the logged on user can work with.

The problem is that when a user does not have a certain application on his workstation an icon pointing to programs executable (which isn't there) still shows up on the redirected start menu.

To solve this problem i made a little application which checks:
1. if the program is installed on the machine (by checking the .exe)
2. if the user is member of a certain group in the active directroy (using ldap)
if both ok then the icons shows up in this "launchpad" (looks like the zen/nal)

It works great, the only problem is that when deploying an ms-office application to the workstation it does not show up in my application, i'll have to start the application once from within it's own directory, after this it shows up.

If you talk a look at a shortcut of an ms-office application you'll see a difference with a shortcut you make yourself (pointing to winword.exe for example).

So can anybody explain me how these special shortcuts work ?


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