How to create shortcuts on desktop for office apps

Super Contributor

Hi All. 


I have deployed office via intune and want to create shortcuts for the apps on the desktop how do I do this? 


Thanks in advance

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best response confirmed by AB21805 (Super Contributor)

Hi @AB21805 ,


There are multiple option how you can create desktop shortcuts for office apps.

E.g. You can the Powershell script option, Remediation scripts or an application that create the desktop shortcuts. 


Microsoft documentation how to create a PowerShell script policy
Add PowerShell scripts to Windows 10/11 devices in Microsoft Intune | Microsoft Docs


Micrsoft documentation for Proactive remediations
Tutorial - Proactive remediations - Microsoft Endpoint Manager | Microsoft Docs


Microsoft documentation for Win32 applications in Microsoft Intune

Win32 app management in Microsoft Intune | Microsoft Docs


You can pick one of the following blogs where they explain how create the shortcuts.


- command line - How to create a shortcut using PowerShell - Stack Overflow

Create Shortcuts on Desktops using Powershell | | Dotnet Helpers (

- Creating desktop shortcuts with Intune - nicolonsky tech

- Deploy a desktop shortcut for a Microsoft Store app with Intune - Device Advice

- Deploy Internet Shortcut with custom icon via Intune using Win32App (

- Deploy Web Link Shortcuts to the Desktop and Start Menu Using Intune – The Lazy Administrator


Please let me know if this has helped you with the creation of the desktop shortcuts and please mark my answer then as a solution.

Kind regards,