[THIN] Re: Changing Registered file types in Win2k terminal servers

  • From: "Brian Madden" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 06:50:47 -0400

I wrote an article a few weeks ago that describes this process in depth.
It's on the main page of www.brianmadden.com

Brian

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Mack, Rick
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:49 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Changing Registered file types in Win2k terminal
servers

Hi,

I guess there are a couple of answers to your question. The first is
that it's very easy to change a server's file associations using the
tools ftype.exe and assoc.exe. As an example:

assoc .tif
.tif=3D3DTIFImage.Document

ftype tifimage.document
tifimage.document=3D3Drundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscree
n %1

The second part of the answer makes use of the fact that both Windows
2000 server and Windows Server 2003 support per-user file associations
(with 2003 being the clear winner). So in the case of TIFs, you could
populate HKCU\Software\Classes with a .tif key and a TIFImage.Document
key that contains references to the TIF viewer of choice for that user
or subgroup of users.

I've been doing this with Office viewers etc for a while.

Regards,

Rick

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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Tony Lyne
Sent: Wednesday, 28 April 2004 1:27 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Changing Registered file types in Win2k terminal servers


Does any one have a way of modifying the registered file types once they
are registered on a terminal server.
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I have a client where they need to change the file associations on Tif
files to open up their document management system but its always greyed
out. Even if you log on as an administrator.

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The article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=3D3Dkb;en-us;166320&Produc=
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in2000 is the closets Ive found on M$ web site for it. And there doesn't
seem to be a fix yet. This article doesn't fully apply as the 'always
use this program to open file' option is always greyed out.

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