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    Default How to point icon to program on server?

    Hi everyone! Every year I end up having to install programs on our main server as well as on client machines at my office. In most cases the program is run from the server.

    My question is: How do I set up the client computers so the icon on the desktop points to the program on the server's hard drive and NOT to the program installed on the client machine?

    I appreciate any help! I am actually the horticulturist for the company but know more about computers than anyone here, which is a really scary thing!

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    i'm not entirely sure, but as you have had no other answers, i'll have a bash...

    have you tried right-clicking the icon you have pointing to the local machine, selecting 'properties' then changing the destination path to the file on the server?

    perhaps worth a try. sorry i cant be of more help.
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    Mr Darn is on the right path.

    Create a shortcut for that application and append somthing like -SERVER to the name.

    Right-click on shortcut icon PROPERTIES > SHORTCUT tab > FIND TARGET > drill down to My Network Places and find the application on server.

    This works for me XP Pro-SP3
    Norbert