KACE Product Support Question

How to disable creation of shortcuts after patching

06/16/2016 837 views
Some of the software that is being updated thru K1000 patching creates shortcuts on the desktop once its installed. Is there a way to delete and disable the shortcuts from being created.
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When I pushed the Dell Command|Configure as a Managed Install, it put a shortcut on the desktop I did not want.  I Created a CIR to look for that shortcut and delete it.  I used a CIR because that runs with the regular schedule so it gets checked when the machine starts and by your kbox's schedule vs having a kscript.  Trying to use a kscipt was hit and miss where users where reporting this shortcut appearing.

so if no one else can tell you how to stop these try this method.

ShellCommandTextReturn(cmd /c if exist "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Configuration Wizard.lnk" del "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Configuration Wizard.lnk" /q)

Answered 06/17/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Thanks I will give this a try
    • if you right click on the shortcut and go to general tab you can copy the name from there and just add .lnk to the end to get the name of the shortcut.
      • Perfect!!!!! I just tested and that works. Thanks for all the help

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