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Creating lots of shortcuts to network shares that may not be there

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So I have a need to create a bunch of shortcuts in a user logon script to network shares that may or may not be accessible. The problem I'm having is for my 15 or so shortcuts, it's taking 9 minutes to create all of them. I don't know why, I'm guessing Windows timeouts on the shares that aren't there. Is there a quicker way to create these shortcuts than FileCreateShortcut, or some flag to just create all of them in parallel?

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Why not first check for the directory on the share, and then create your shortcut? Something like this:

Local $aArray[5] = ["N:\Share", "H:\", "I:\IS", "T:\Bridger", "W:\Information Services"]
Local $x = 1

For $sDir In $aArray
    If FileExists($sDir) Then
        FileCreateShortcut($sDir, @DesktopDir & "\Shortcut " & $x)
        $x +=1
    EndIf
Next

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