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SCCM: How to deploy a shortcut

1. Create a shortcut Winking smile

2. copy the shortcut to a file share where you keep your package source files

3. Create a package containing the shortcut

4. Create a program to copy the shortcut to a location you need. Do not forget to put “cmd /c” if you use “copy” command. So it will look like:

cmd /c copy yourlink.lnk <destination folder>\*.*

Where to copy? First of keep in mind SCCM Client works under SYSTEM account and will not put the shortcut to a specific user desktop – for that better use GPOs. What you can do is to put the shortcut for All Users.

In Windows 7 All Users Desktop is located %ProgramData%\Desktop you will not have access to this folder probably, but SCCM Client will.Smile


In one case we needed to put a file in SYSTEM32 folder. I know it is not a good idea to put files there, but it was a requirement of a third-party app. If you try to run a program to copy a file to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 you may have a surprise – on 64-bit OS your file will occur in c:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64  instead of \SYSTEM32!

To workaround this behaviour you can use a Task Sequence:

1. Add a Run Command Line step to a custom TS.

2. Configure the step Disable 64-bit file system redirection

3. Add you Package (that instructs the TS to copy it to a local cache)


4. Add command line.

SCCM 2012: OSD–Should Office (or any other App) be a part of base image?

Rapael blogged some measurement for three scenarios:

1. Post OSD installation via Application Installation

2. Post image installation in the same TS

3. OSD when Office is a part of the image.


The winner is – method #2. Of course it depends on your network, TS, number of apps etc and need to be tested in your environment. But still good information.