Desktop Icon Manager

Manage desktop shortcuts across your entire network from a single location

XIA Links is an easy to use desktop icon manager which helps organizations manage which shortcuts are shown to users.
Shortcuts are managed centrally and presented within a single application so they can easily be found and opened by users.
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Save Time

System administrators save time by managing the desktop shortcuts displayed to users across every computer on the network, all at once, from a single location.

Group Shortcuts

Shortcuts can be grouped into sections such as Utilities, Video, Websites and Network Drives making them easy to find in organizations with lots of applications.

XIA Links is the ideal solution for an organization looking to save time by centrally managing their desktop shortcuts.

Demonstration Video

This video demonstrates the setup of XIA Links including creating sections, applications, directories and web sites:

A demonstration video of our desktop icon manager XIA Links
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XIA Links has been successfully used by many of our customers to replace Novell Application Launcher.

The perfect replacement for Novell Delivered Applications

Our firm has used Novell Delivered Applications since 1999 and our users rely on it heavily for fast access to their most commonly used applications.

We were concerned about them losing that convenience when we eliminated Novell, but learned about XIA Links from an ILTA posting and it was the perfect replacement. We can structure their folders and view almost exactly as they appeared in Novell Delivered Applications and we know that will save us hundreds of helpdesk calls about trying to locate shortcuts!

Leanne Bains
IT Manager


Configure Multiple Possible Application Locations

Unlike Group Policy Desktop redirection, which cannot account for applications being in different locations on different machines, XIA Links allows you to configure multiple possible locations.

This feature can also be used to account for multiple versions of an application on the same machine and to hide shortcuts to applications that don't exist on certain machines.

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Target Applications to Specific Users

Specify exactly which Active Directory users, groups or computers you wish to receive certain shortcuts.

Use allow or deny rules to configure precisely which audience to target a particular application to.

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XIA Links is used by educational establishments such as schools, colleges, or universities, as well as other sectors.

Precisely what we needed to optimize the management of our desktops

Leaving Novell, we had to have a centralized management tool for shortcuts, links and URLs. XIA Links meets this need perfectly.

Adaptable, customizable and with responsive support this is precisely what we needed to optimize the management of our desktops.

Franck Juillard
Systems Administrator

Supported Operating Systems


  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003


  • Windows 10*
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

*XIA Links is supported by CENTREL Solutions on the following editions of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Enterprise. XIA Links is supported on the in-market supported servicing branches of Windows 10 including - Current Branch, Current Branch for Business and the following Long-Term Servicing branch - Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB.

Try our desktop shortcut manager for free

No commitments. No costs. Try XIA Links today.

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