Executable files on the local machine may be Pinned to the Start Menu and/or Taskbar.
In the latest versions of Windows 10, this can no longer be done by invoking the pin/unpin verb in VBScript.
An alternative is to use the TechnoSys utility PinToTaskbar which can pin executables, but not batch files or metro apps to the Start Menu or Task bar for the current user. The utility works by impersonating the Explorer.exe process, but it also temporarily changes the prompt color to green.
“It is not the place for a program to decide unilaterally, 'I am so cool. I am your favorite icon. I just know it'” ~ The Old New Thing
MapDrive - Map a Drive letter to a network file share.
qchange - Re-assign network printer connections.