Create shortcuts in taskbar and start menu on Windows 10 via ConfigMgr

Target: Easily create shortcuts in taskbar and start menu on Windows 10 Professional

I wanted to create a few shortcuts in the taskbar and in the start menu on a few Windows 10 Professional devices.

As we cannot manage the shortcuts with the Windows 10 Professional version – I searched for a solution to manage it via an ConfigMgr package. I found a version of the already known PinTo application which had worked in Windows 7. The new version v2 works also in Windows 10 and the handling is realy easy.

The Sources for the Pinto10v2.exe can be downloaded here / created by Stuart Pearson:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q4joxy231hz0klj/PinTo10v2_1.1.zip?dl=1

The program is very easy to use - see the syntax below:

Syntax: PinTo10v2 [/pintb | /unpintb | /pinsm | /unpinsm] 'filename'

pintb   = Pin to the Task Bar

unpintb = Unpin from the Task Bar

pinsm   = Pin to the Start Menu

unpinsm = Unpin from the Start Menu

Examples:

Pin powershell.exe to taskbar:

PinTo10v2.exe /pinsm "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"

Unpin powershell.exe from taskbar:

PinTo10v2.exe /pintb "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"

Pin powershell.exe to start menu:

PinTo10v2.exe /pinsm "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"

Unpin powershell.exe to start menu:

PinTo10v2.exe /pinsm "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"

In this post I’ll explain how to create a shortcut in the taskbar & start menu for Powershell and Internet Explorer.

First copy the PinTo10v2.exe in a folder and create a .cmd file with the required syntax of the Pinto10v2.exe:

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Afterwards I created a package that runs in hidden mode:

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Distribute the package afterwards to the required distribution-points. And deploy the package to the required collection.

In my case everything went smooth – start menu and taskbar before:

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Start menu and taskbar afterwards:

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The PinTo10v2.exe can also be used in powershell-script / for example in the App Deployment Toolkit.

2 thoughts on “Create shortcuts in taskbar and start menu on Windows 10 via ConfigMgr”

  1. Hi,
    This is a great little script. What would be good, is the ability to resize the icons – Can you add that functionality?
    Thanks
    Matt

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