Friday Fun – Snappy Shortcuts

In one of my recent Prof. PowerShell columns, I wrote about using the Wscript.Shell VBScript object in PowerShell to retrieve special folder paths. Another handy trick is the ability to create shortcut links to either file or web resources. Let me show you how to accomplish this in PowerShell and why you might want to. Continue reading

New File Shortcut

I’ve been looking at the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 a lot lately. One very nice part of FSRM is the ability to schedule typical file management tasks. One of the examples from the Microsoft storage team is to create a custom task to move old files to another server and leave a shortcut in place. The files are moved to a more appropriate server and the users can still find their files with practically no fuss. However, this requires Windows Server 2008 R2. If you aren’t there yet, you can use my PowerShell function, New-FileShortCut in your archiving process. Continue reading