Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Retrieves a Start Menu Shortcut icon from the specified machine.


Get-BrokerMachineStartMenuShortcutIcon [-MachineName] <String> [-Path] <String> [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Retrieves the icon associated with a particular shortcut on a particular machine. This icon is usually used to help create a published application to access the shortcut.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
MachineName Specify the name of the machine to use for icon retrieval for the specified shortcut path. The machine can be identified by DNS name, short name, SID, or name of the form domain\machine. true true (ByValue)  
Path The location of the shortcut in the specified machine whose icon is being fetched. true true (ByValue)  
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snapin will connect to. This can be provided as a host name or an IP address. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  

Input Type


You cannot pipe input into this cmdlet.

Return Values


Get-BrokerMachineStartMenuShortcutIcon generates a Base64 encoded string containing the icon for the specified shortcut. This can be used as input to New-BrokerIcon cmdlet.


Example 1

C:\PS> $shortcuts =  Get-BrokerMachineStartMenuShortcuts -MachineName 'MyDomain\MyMachine'

C:\PS> $encodedIconData =  Get-BrokerMachineStartMenuShortcutIcon -MachineName 'MyDomain\MyMachine' -Path $shortcuts[0].ShortcutPath

C:\PS> $brokerIcon = New-BrokerIcon -EncodedIconData $encodedIconData

C:\PS> Set-BrokerApplication 'Notepad' -IconUid $brokerIcon.Uid


This example retrieves all Start Menu Shortcuts from ‘MyDomain\MyMachine’, and then the icon for the first shortcut from the returned list. The icon is then associated with a published application called ‘Notepad’.