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    One of the schools I work in has two different versions of office installed and on top of that they have some 32bit and some 64bit Win 7 machines some running 2003 some running 2010, at the moment I need three shortcut icons for each program, is there any way I point to whatever version is installed because it's a mess at the moment.

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    Item level targetting, you can use ILT to look for a vfile version and if it is present it'll place a shortcut. This is all done in group policy.

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    Or just install all versions of office in c:\program files

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    Another solution would be to use a script to launch each Office program, then create a shortcut pointing to each script and change the icons to match the programs.

    The VBScript's shown below will work regardless of whether the OS is 32-bit/64-bit or the version of Office installed, because the paths to Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. are stored in the registry.



    Word.vbs
    Code:
    CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "WinWord.exe", 1, False
    Excel.vbs
    Code:
    CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "Excel.exe", 1, False
    PowerPoint.vbs
    Code:
    CreateObject("Wscript.Shell").Run "PowerPnt.exe", 1, False

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    Thanks you, thats a brilliant and quick way of doing it, just what I was after. I will look at item level targeting as well though to see what it does. Thanks everyone for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Another solution would be to use a script to launch each Office program, then create a shortcut pointing to each script and change the icons to match the programs.
    How do you know where to point the shortcut icon though?

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    I've made a copy of the icons in the same folder I've dropped the VB scripts, just finishing it off then going to give it a try.

    Edit: All done now and working like a charm, thank you so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    How do you know where to point the shortcut icon though?
    I would do what @Cooners did - extract the icons from the EXEs using something like IconsExtract and place them in the same folder as the scripts.

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