File Associations Not Working in Citrix
Posted on 2006-06-27
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?