thanks for the reply. I found a tool (Desktop Icon Toy) which apply its changes only to desktop icons so I combined the fences with the setting to activate the desktop icons with one click ang got what I was looking for.
Hopefully this can be useful also for others. I had problems with some .bat based shortcuts of some Oracle products which were not working when used within accelerun (a launcher for XP) and needed to put them on the screen an a convienent way.
The combination of fences and Desktop Icon Toy was the solution.