Okay, so I've been having a very strange situation on my home computer. I'm writing a powershell script to do some basic stuff that I do on test rigs at work all the time for setup (create a shared folder on the desktop, pin some stuff to the task bar, etc), and I'm testing it at home.
I'm pinning stuff to the task bar (yes, I know, don't do it, etc, but I figure it's fine because it's a hack for test rig stuff, nothing to go into production) via a powershell script that executes the "Pin to Taskbar" verb on an executable. I've found that when I pin "c:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe" to the taskbar, it actually pins the Visual Studio Command Prompt for VS 2010 ...
It's quite strange, this happens even when doing it manually, so it has nothing to do with the powershell script.
It's quite strange. Even when I look at the link in 'C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar', I find that there's nothing ambiguous about the link, it points directly to the command prompt for VS 2010.
This seems pretty strange and I haven't been able to find anything similar using my google-fu.
P.S. Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1.
I've got VS2010 Express installed (C++, C#, VB) and VS 2013 Express.
At work I'm running Windows 8.1, and have VS2005, VS2010, VS2013, but I haven't had a chance to test it at work yet to see if it's the same.