Change Default application in Non-Admin Profile

Posted on 2004-05-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
How can I allow non-admin users the permission to change the default application for a specific extension files . For example a .PDF file ,I want them to choose if they want to open it with Adobe Acrobat Writer or Acrobat Reader.

Right now they cannot change the default application for any Extension.

Sometime what happens is that when users try to open a file for which a appropriate Software has not been installed and open it it any other application which cannot read that file. Then even after the appropriate application is installed (in the admin profile offcourse) , in the users profile it still tries to open in the application that they opened with earlier.

Any ideas????

Question by:TetraSA
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ID: 10967951
Sorry forgot to mention that I am using Windows 2000 Professional. (SP3)


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wtrmk74 earned 125 total points
ID: 10969496
this article explains how to achieve your goal !

backup registry first......there is currently no GPO that allows this so you have to edit your registry.'


similar article here:
Microsoft Knowlege base;EN-US;q257592

take care,

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ID: 11001155
glad it all worked out !

Take Care,

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