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Pin items to start menu - Windows 8.1

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Hey guys,


Been having a little issue with a customer i'm working for these days.

They are running windows 8.1 clients, and need some shortcuts pinned to the metro start screen, these include shortcuts to folders and shortcuts to network files/folders

We have got a great way to do web addresses in SCCM 2012 R2, but unfortunatly that does not cover i.e. exe files on the network, or shared folders and so on.


I have found several scripts for this, both VBS scripts and PS scripts that i have used in windows 8, but for some reason they do not work in windows 8.1


VBS: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-pin-items-to-Start-ee960ad8

PS: Several scripts, including tried using export/import-startlayout, to bad that is only for deployment of full start-menu layout, and also other scripts like: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Script-to-pin-items-to-51be533c



Many of the methods work, in windows 8, but i'm yet to find one that actually works properly in Windows 8.1..


I got a bunch of different shortcuts i need deployed, some to many users, some to a few users (they have horrible software that you run straight from the servers).


Are there any good ways to do this? commandwise/scriptwise, without user inputs and preferably without to many 3'd party applications?




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