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configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program instead of in Internet Explorer

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I need to set IE to open office files when links are clicked on our intranet with the appropriate application and  not within IE. I know it can be done on a single pc basis as per  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;162059. However I want toset this for my entire domain. I can't find any group policy settings and am thinking it may be able to be scripted with wsh and my login script I aready use for printer/drive mapping etc.

Any ideas?
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Question by:stablerm
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    by:Asta Cu
    Server type and version?  Office version?  End user IE and OS versions?  File types assigned to the office app?
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    To add to your logon script you can rewrite the code below to match the technote you mentioned.

    BUT!, as you are modifying HKLM remember this will not work if your users are limited users as they wont have the permissions required. You could put your script into the machine startup script which should work.

    Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

    ' note this value is 9
    objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.5\BrowserFlags", 9, "REG_DWORD"

    ' other values are 8, find and add the ones you want, some here as examples
    objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
    objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.6\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
    objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MSProject.Project.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
    objShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8\BrowserFlags", 8, "REG_DWORD"
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