Giving users permission to change default programs

Hi experts,

I am trying to give users permission to be able to change the Allocated program that opens specific file types. This user is logging on via a Win Server 2003 Citrix session. I have given the user access to 'Folder Options' in control panel, but when the user browses to the File Type tab, they are unable to select a program for a file type, it is greyed out.

Does anyone know where I can give users permission to change this via GPO?


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Nathan LindleyIT Support EngineerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
they have to be an administrator since this is a global change. this is not a per user setting
Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
Actually, if you change the value of [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoFileAssociate"=dword:00000001 to 0, users ought to be able to change the association and, supposedly, their changes ought to be registered in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes so that each user can customize their own login.  Be careful and test this before letting folks use it, OK?

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