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SCCM Application Catalogue – IE Shortcut

One of the things i wished to do is to make it easier for users to use our sccm application catalogue as the link from the Software Centre isn’t at all helpful. I want a desktop shortcut on all users to the catalogue, simple to do if the user doesn’t have Chrome browser as default. A pain for me and to complex for end-user who just wants to install Flash, Skype…

SCCM Catalogue and Chrome Error
SCCM Catalogue and Chrome Error

Below is the solution i found, where by making a shortcut to the SCCM catalogue but forcing the use of IE.

  • Create a IE shortcut on the desktop.
  • Right click on the new IE shortcut and click properties.
  • In the target line add the URL you want it to open.


“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” sccmserver/CMApplicationCatalog

Now even if IE isn’t the users default browser it will open in IE and will SSO into the users account. PERFECT!!


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