LKBEN11521: You need to create a shortcut in the startmenu with powershell


A shortcut or link (= lnk) is needed in the startmenu


Used to customize the menu


The following script can be used to create a shortcut in the startmenu.

##Create a shortcut in the startmenu
$ViewerStartmenue = "c:\programData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Viewer"
if(!(Test-Path $ViewerStartmenue -PathType Container))
	New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $ViewerStartmenue
	$TargetFile   		 = "C:\program files\Viewer\client.exe"
	$ShortcutFile        = "c:\programData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Viewer\viewer.lnk"
	$WScriptShell        = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
	$Shortcut            = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut($ShortcutFile)
	$Shortcut.TargetPath = $TargetFile

Have fun.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 21/09/2021 | Comment: