Lotus notes 8.5 as defualt mail client

Dear Experts,

Our company is upgrading the entire infrastructure  from XP to windows 7. we are also upgrading our lotus notes clients. to 8.5 that leat to an issue with the old XP policy it just doesnt work anymore.
how can i make a policy to Define the lotus notes client as the defualt mail client and also as the MailtoURL defualt.

Best regards
arghosrhoAsked:
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arghosrhoAuthor Commented:
still isnt the solution how can i do that via policy to a couple of hunderd computers or users. i need to know hot to do that via a policy.
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akhafafCommented:
I am really not an Active Directory Expert but I think you can create an active directory group policy and make it inherted by all computers .

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738830(v=ws.10).aspx
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arghosrhoAuthor Commented:
well sir. that much i know. i guess i know how to create a policy but the settings in the policy that should manage that are the real question.
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
Notes does that automatically when it is installed, so why do you need a policy?

I'm trying to understand your process - perhaps there is a better (or easier) way to do what you need.
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arghosrhoAuthor Commented:
ok.
i probably missed explaining the issue.
the environment im talking about is basically a VDI environment. and notes is installed and functioning, but when for example an email link comes anywhere in a document or in excel or word and this email link is clicked an error happens and the error message is that the email client is installed.
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
That can be configured in the preferences of the Notes client, or via the Default Programs applet in the Control Panel.

You could use a Registry monitor to check what gets changed when Notes is set as the default email client.
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arghosrhoAuthor Commented:
the VDI users has no access to the COntrol defualt programs part. it has to be done automatically via a policy this is the entire issue.
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
Try changing these 2 Registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command\: "C:\Path\to\notes.exe  -defini %1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\: "Lotus Notes"

Change the C:\Path\to\notes.exe to the path where notes.exe lives.
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arghosrhoAuthor Commented:
i know this sounds really bad.
but im a bit confused on how to execute this. i see

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command\: "C:\Path\to\notes.exe
how should i put this in the policy i went to computer policy and then registry and i want to add this to it but in classes i cant find mailto. so how do i all of that and create the right settings.
can u please help me with a step by step?
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
Try the suggestions here.
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arghosrhoAuthor Commented:
it didt work
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
Please post the output of these two commands:

reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command

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reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail

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