Microsoft, Terminal Server, 2003, change file association

We have a Windiws 2003 server riunning as TS. Our users often view scanned invoices from within their sessions. I would like to change the association for .tif files once for all users. Anyone who knows how to do it? I have tried changing it when logged in as administrator in a RDP-session but it does not spread to all users.
kappnetAsked:
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placebo69aConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can use the FTYPE and ASSOC commands to associate .tif files globally on your server.
Open command prompt and follow the following:
Step 1: ASSOC .TIF=TIFEditor
Step 2: FTYPE TIFEditor="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0\MSPVIEW.EXE"  "%1"
The end. This should associate the .tif extension globally on your terminal server with Microsoft Office Document Imaging. You can change the path to in step 2 to a program of your choice. e.g If your TIF reader is located at C:\TIFReader\TIFR.EXE you can run:
FTYPE TIFEditor="C:\TIFReader\TIFR.EXE"  "%1"

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Hisham_ElkouhaCommented:
can you explain more please
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kappnetAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
It didnt help me right away but it put me on the right track. The .tif extension was associated with image wiever so I just reset the file association back to default from the GUI witihin windows explorer and then it worked like a charm.

;-)  Mike
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sdvl007Commented:
The accepted solution worked for me as well.  Thank you placebo69a!
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