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Copying a shortcut from Active Desktop to mine


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#1 DnDer

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:04 AM

At work, I use Active Desktop to connect to the building server. This gives me access to any number of programs I need for a short amount of time.

However, I need to copy a program's shortcut for more ready access. (I can't be logged into the server all day - there are permissions issues and # of user logon limits.) However, I can't just copy the shortcut, nor can I drag it off Active Desktop onto mine.

How do I copy this shortcut that is on the server's desktop to mine?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

Is/are these programs only on the server, or is one directed to off site resources?
If off site there may be other permissions required.

Can you see or copy the URL to access otherwise?
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:04 PM

The program is on the server.

Right Click Shortcut > Target: [server's C:]\windows\...\[program].msc

The fact that it's a snap-in shouldn't bother it, though. The admin and other IT people have this shortcut on their desktops. And the shortcuts refer to the server's C drive.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

Not wanting to appear too dumb here. Why don't you ask the Admin or IT's what to do? It might be a permissions thing that can be easily modified for you to use?

I have no problems doing such on three company's servers that I have access to and work with.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:41 PM

TBQH... Didn't want to appear stupid in front of my boss. He's also fond of the saying, "If you don't know something, google it." (ie, research it instead of having me tell you)

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:49 PM

I understand.
Hang on then, another here might have an answer.
As long as you are not trying a work around to company policy [against our board rules].
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:57 PM

Nope. I'm supposed to have the shortcut, so I can (for example) unlock other users' consoles - which, I'm told, happens a lot.




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