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    @FN-GM. OblyTile generates a VBScript (Launcher.vbs) in %ProgramFiles%\OblyTile for each tile you create (along with the tile images).

    If you prevent users running scripts via AppLocker/Group Policy they probably won't be able to run the programs via the tiles you create.
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    Ah that could be an issue. I could maybe whitelist the location of the VBS script.

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    Right back onto this project, hopefully I can finish it this time. The method that @burgomaster says won't work as they are not tiles. The only way I can see this working is @ZeroHour way, just if we get a fussy app it might not like it. Wish there was a GP to turn it off.

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    @FN-GM. Have you considered using AutoIt?

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    Will have a look, not sure where to start though

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    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    Ok, ok. What was wrong with using mklink again? I'm assuming that the start screen is resolving symlinks and thus still refusing to display duplicates. Hard links should be OK though.. They don't actually use any additional disk space, since all links will reference the same bits on the disk. It will just *appear* to be using more space, depending on which application you ask. I think you will double up when it comes to backup/copying over the network however. Is this going in an image? or do you have devices with low disk space (tablets, SSD, etc.)?

    Assuming the dummy command line arguments idea works (questionable, since apparently two distinct executables in different directories were hidden simply because they have the same name?) you will probably be fine in 95% of cases but there could always be one app that throws an error on invalid arguments. Be careful with things like "-derp" though, as some apps will accept a "-d" and successfully match to "-derp", taking "erp" as the argument (think java's -D).

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    We won't be changing the shell, metro is great on our touch screens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Will have a look, not sure where to start though
    I'll post an example when I get home.

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    Right I have been trying what @ZeroHour says, it causes issue with some programs. MKlnk also has issues, for example with word 2013. Urgh I will not let MS beat me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Right I have been trying what @ZeroHour says, it causes issue with some programs. MKlnk also has issues, for example with word 2013. Urgh I will not let MS beat me!
    Out of interest what issues? not sure how switches can break things. MSI based shortcuts wont work but you can usually directly link the exe anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Out of interest what issues? not sure how switches can break things. MSI based shortcuts wont work but you can usually directly link the exe anyway.
    You get error messages on some applications. They varied between apps.

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