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Set default program through group policy

Posted on 2010-09-09
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Hi,

For some unknown reason a large number of my users are unable to open TIF files, where recently, the default application was set to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

I am still investigating what made the change, however, in the meantime, I would like to set the default program for TIF files back to the Picture and Fax Viewer.

Is this possible through group policy?

Thanks,
Giles
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Check this out. I hope this will help!
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732272.aspx
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@vickzz - That would be perfect, however, we are currently using Server 2003

@Bogeholm - I will try this now and report back, thanks
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1.  Click the Windows server "Start" button and then click "Administrative Tools." Click "Group Policy Management Console" to open the policy manager.

2. Right-click the group policy server name and select "Edit." In the list of options, click "Computer Configuration," "Preferences," then "Control Panel Settings."

3. Right-click the "Folder Options" icon and select "New," then "File Type." This opens a new configuration window.

4. Enter the file extension for the new group policy. Select a program from the list of software in the "Association" list. Click "OK" to save your settings and close the group policy editor.

Try above steps and see if they help.

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Vickzz - please stop giving me solutions for Windows 2008!
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Have been testing out on a couple of systems and this appears to have worked.

Thanks
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