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How do I control what applications .tif and .tiff files open with on the terminal server?

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Hi All, I've got another terminal server problem.

We get sent multipaged tif files. some as .tif and some as .tiff. Both extensions open in different programs.

.tif - Windows Picture and fax viewer
.tiff - Microsoft Document Imaging

How can I ensure that when one of these is double clicked, the correct remote app is launched? I can change how things happen on the server, but those changes don't filter down to the desktop machines that run the remote applications.

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Hi,

with the help of the links provided by Brum07, and the assisted solution by HomesickAlien on http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_23099689.html I think i've found a solution.

I deleted all reference to .tif and .tiff in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes AND HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes

Then I ran the following commands from an elevated command prompt on the Terminal Server

FTYPE TIFEditor="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MODI\12.0\MSPVIEW.EXE""%1"
Assoc.tif=TIFEditor
Assoc.tiff=TIFEditor

now both .tif and .tiff files open in Microsoft Document Imaging.
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Hmm, my post above has 1/2 worked. If the files are emailed, and open via Outlook which is a remote app, the files open correctly. However, I can't persuade MSPVIEW.EXE when it's published to "take over" .tif and .tiff files on the local machine. I think the key element is how change the file extensions that a remote app can take over when published.

Does anyone know how to do that?
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