Take control of desktop shortcuts

Software to help you manage desktop icons across your organization

XIA Links: The intelligent desktop icon manager

XIA Links is an easy-to-use desktop icon manager which helps organizations centrally manage which shortcuts are shown to users.

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How can XIA Links help you?

Save Time

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

Organize Shortcuts

Shortcuts can be grouped into sections such as Accessories, Microsoft Office, 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.

Detect Applications

Configure multiple possible application locations, and automatically hide shortcuts to applications that aren't found.

Control Access

Specify users or groups, computer names, and network addresses to determine precisely where each shortcut is shown.

Watch XIA Links in action

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
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XIA Links Features

Each shortcut supports multiple application versions or install locations on different machines.

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Configure which users or groups, computer names, or network addresses can access each shortcut.

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Group shortcuts into sections to make them easy to find.

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Empower end-users to repair applications directly from their shortcuts.

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Ensure that a specified file exists on a computer before the shortcut is made available to users.

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Offline mode enables end-users to use XIA Links when the connection to the XIA Links Server is unavailable.

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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
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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

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