XIA Links
Take control of desktop shortcuts

Desktop Icon & Shortcut Manager

XIA Links is an easy-to-use desktop icon manager that centrally manages the shortcuts shown to users.

Our desktop icon manager XIA Links includes many features to help you centrally manage desktop shortcuts

How can XIA Links help you?

Save Time

System administrators save time by managing the shortcuts displayed to every user, on every computer, from one location.

Organize Shortcuts

Shortcuts can be grouped into sections such as Accessories, Microsoft Office, Websites and Network Drives.

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 shortcuts are shown.

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.

Configure which users or groups, computers, or networks can access each shortcut.

Group shortcuts into sections to make them easy to find.

Empower end-users to repair applications directly from shortcuts.

Provide translations to other languages for the end-user interface.

Quickly and easily locate shortcuts in XIA Links.

View how many times a shortcut has been opened by all end-users.

Drag and drop to create shortcuts to Windows modern apps.

Ensure that specific files or registry values exist on a computer before a shortcut is made available.

Enable end-users to use XIA Links when the connection to the XIA Links Server is unavailable.

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 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2


  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10

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