Migrated applications with custom links fail to maintain custom shortcut links with quotes

  • 7007668
  • 25-Jan-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management


The ZENworks 7 to 10 migration utility failed to create correct actions for custom shortcuts.  Example from ConsoleOne:
Distributions Options > Icons > Shortcuts.

-cSOFTWARE\TEST "C:\Program Files\test folder\test\Publications\somedocument"

Note the use of quotes in the parameter above.

Additional Information

This is fixed in version 10.3.2 - see KB 7007237 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support
Workaround for other versions:
The action for custom shortcuts are migrated as a VB script.  Open the VB script action and modify the VB code.  Where instances of quote character are found, escape them with preceeding double quote.
"-cSOFTWARE\TEST ""C:\Program Files\test folder\test\Publications\somedocument"""