Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quick Trick: Windows Server 2012 (RTM/R2): Where Are My SCOM 2012 Shortcuts?

With Windows Server 2012 (RTM/R2) the good old and well known Start Menu is gone. No, this posting isn’t about a rambling on this topic. None the less, I DO get many questions from people where to locate the shortcuts to SCOM 2012 besides the revamped Start screen.

Also because when you use those very same shortcuts on the Start screen and the shortcut refers to a webpage (Web Console, Application Advisor and Application Diagnostics), the new styled IE will open instead of the desktop based version. Many people don’t like that at all. Of course you can change this behavior so the desktop version of IE is always started, no matter what. None the less, many people want to have all the available SCOM 2012 shortcuts on their desktop.

So this is a quick tip. All the shortcuts to SCOM 2012 are still present and can be found here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center 2012\Operations Manager:

Simply copy & paste them to your desktop and be done with it. Or even better, copy it to the folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop\ so EVERYONE will get these shortcuts on their desktop of that server.

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