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File Associations Not Working in Citrix

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We've got a farm of Win2k Servers running Citrix Metaframe 1.8 for Windows 2000.  I can see that my .RUN file is properly associated with QUARFI.EXE.  But when I double clike a .RUN file, a couple of the servers work fine, but a couple of them throw the error:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.  Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."  

When I look, I see that it is already associated, as plain as day.

Perhaps an error that tells more of the story is what happens in Access.  I've got a developer (who is a non-programmer) who needs to deploy his Microsoft Access application to my Citrix users.  His application needs to fire off .RUN files.  He tried it with a SHELL() function, but there was a Citrix permissions problem, so he found the APPLICATION.FOLLOWHYPERLINK method, and it works on a couple of the servers (the same ones I can click the .RUN file on and it opens with the proper application) but any of the other servers (the one's that tell me the file association doesn't exist, even though I can see that it does) throws the error:

"No Program Is Registered To Open This Program."

Any ideas what would make a server think an associated file is not associated?
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Well I don't know if this will work at all but you can give it a try.  Can you put the application path as "path to program" "path to .RUN file"

I do this for publishing Office documents:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 11\MSACCESS.exe" "C:\MyFile.mde"

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After a little research I found that it is indeed possible to force a SHELL statement with a bit of a tweek, by typing:

F:\Program Files\QA\qarfi.exe $run=R:\QA\PLOT.RUN

But that leaves an UNRESOLVED issue... the fact that some of my terminal servers say the file extension is linked, and yet still throw an error, while others say the extension is linked, and in fact work just fine.

Any ideas about extensions saying they are linked and yet not linking properly?
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I'm thinking of trying the RockinFewl LaunchInIE.dll, has anyone had any experience with it?
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