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Change file association for all users

Posted on 2009-03-31
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I need a way to make it so that all users logging into a server are opening tif files in Document Imaging Viewer.

Is there a way to globally set this, or use a log on script?
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In Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003, information stored in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes registry key still contains global file type associations that are global to all users of the computer
from  this KB
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257592 
 
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Will this override the settings in the current user?
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the document says " However, entries that reside in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes registry key take precedence in the event of a duplication. " 
maybe you could get rid of THIS Reg Key using a login script ... and set the association using the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes registry

 
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I checked that Microsoft document, and it is not very clear on what keys to enter.  What would I need to setup in or below this key to associate the .tif with office document imaging?
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I found a way.  Needs to say MSPaper.Document

Thank you
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check this script as well..  this makes a lot easier..
http://www.altirigos.com/vbulletin/scripts/7718-script-set-file-association.html 
 

 
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Good to see that  you got it fixed..
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