I haven't been able to test this and to be honest my office is now 33 degrees and my concentration has been failing for the past hour! I have some PCs on the network which may or may not have certain programs installed on them, my intention was to use the "if exist" command to check for the exe in the program files folder and if it's present to copy a shortcut from the server down onto the users desktop. Yes we need it to be right onfront of them! Sound like a good plan? honestly I'm nearly falling asleep here, cant wait on my A/C unit being installed <stares dreamily at the cardboard box that's gathering dust in the corner> I'll figure out the exact script I need for the 2003 servers tomorrow I give up for today!