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    [FROG] Launch executable from a hyperlink

    I've been asked to create a link to launch SIMS on the Frog dashboard. This is fine - normally I would type "file://C:\Program Files\SIMS.net\SIMS\Pulsar.exe" but FROG always adds HTTP:// at the start of the URL, resulting in this not working.
    Can anyone think of a way to do this, or maybe a script that the hyperlink could point to, to achieve this?

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    Just put
    C:\Program Files\SIMS.net\SIMS\Pulsar.exe
    into notepad, save it as sims.cmd, upload it somewhere, then link to that.

    It does seem a pretty strange way to start a locally installed program. Lot's of opportunity for this to clash with security / group policy restrictions and the link will be available even when SIMS isn't, so people could get confused and think they have remote access to it. I think whoever came up with the idea needs to have another think about it.

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    I agree that this is not a good way - and have already said this. The option I came back with was to use SIMS learning gateway but I've been told that this is not an acceptable solution. I'll give the CMD a shot and see what happens. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddyc View Post
    I agree that this is not a good way - and have already said this. The option I came back with was to use SIMS learning gateway but I've been told that this is not an acceptable solution. I'll give the CMD a shot and see what happens. Thanks!
    Remember you need to have Simsload run first otherwise you will see problems after upgrades (maybe different with solus 3)

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    I was asked to provide a similar shortcut to SIMS from sharepoint a few years ago. If the suggested CMD solution doesn't work, then I suggest LaunchinIE

    Quote Originally Posted by eddyc View Post
    I agree that this is not a good way - and have already said this. The option I came back with was to use SIMS learning gateway but I've been told that this is not an acceptable solution. I'll give the CMD a shot and see what happens. Thanks!
    Last edited by meastaugh1; 19th March 2012 at 08:53 AM.

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