Best practise: How to open Internet Explorer shortcut in new tab with RES User Workspace Manager

One of our customers asked me if it was possible to automatically open two websites (Managed Applications) in two different tabs when logging on.

Because every application has it’s own Application ID, pwrgate.exe starts a new instance of the application, even though the Internet Explorer is already active.

Since there is no commandline option to open a url in a new tab (unlike Firefox; firefox.exe -new-tab <url>), starting iexplore.exe is no option. Eventually RES Support came with the solution, When starting the url directly from the command prompt, Internet Explorer opens the website in a new tab.

Remember to change the shortcut icon when presenting the new application.

“c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c start http://www.ressoftware.com&#8221;

 

 

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3 Responses to “Best practise: How to open Internet Explorer shortcut in new tab with RES User Workspace Manager”

  1. Awesome.

  2. “The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator”

    Any way to do this without giving users access to the command prompt?

    • I don’t think there is a workarround in your situation. The solution in your cae would be a upgrade of the RES User Workspace software. In the most recent version there is an option to run applications with elevated permissions. This can be configured in the properties of the application.

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