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.tiff & tif files association broken on migrating computers to new domain

We have migrated few machines from the old  domains (2003 Native) to a new domain (2008 R2 Native) and all of them are unable to open .tif and .tiff files.

The file association seems to be broken on migration and when we attempt to open .tif or .tiff files it shows "access denied".

we have manually attempted to reassociate .tif and .tiff images to be opened with Microsoft Fax and Picture Viewer and it still shows access denied.

However on manually changing the files association to be opened with MS Paint, it opened the files fine.

Once this is done if we reassociate the .tif & .tiff files to Microsoft Fax and Picture viewer it opens the files fine.

Not sure why this is happening - has anyone ever come across anything like this before?
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jerseysamCommented:
Are these files on a network? ie. if so are the users able to copy them locally and then open?
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tedcbeAuthor Commented:
Nope have got them to copy the image to the desktop and open it but it still says access denied.
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jerseysamCommented:
Is the full error just access denied or is there more?
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tedcbeAuthor Commented:
we've realised that if the following reg key is present the issue is not there but when it is not there the issue happens

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.TIF] "Progid"="TIFImage.Document"

the issue is that this is only working per user and hence we need to make sure this is happening for all the users using a particular computer.
is there any way of creating this key so that all the users using a specific computer can open tiff files?
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jerseysamCommented:
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jerseysamCommented:
There is a reg script at the bottom, but not sure if this will do for ALL USERS. Maybe worth a try.
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tedcbeAuthor Commented:
thank you jerseysam
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