[THIN] Re: http links to office docs broken after installing IE 8

  • From: "Minero, Hector B CIV NSWCDD, K55" <hector.minero@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:12:43 -0400

The comp pack did not fix it.
On to trying the association commands .....
Do you think maybe re-installing Office 2003 might work?

Hector Minero 



From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jim Kenzig
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:05 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: http links to office docs broken after installing IE

And one more thought, if you haven't installed it yet the Office 2007
compatibility pack would fix the extensions.

Jim Kenzig 
http://www.kenzig.com <http://www.kenzig.com/> 

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 6:52 AM, Jim Kenzig <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        Replying to my own post but check out this post by Rick Mack
back in February on checking and fixing file associations....
        Hi Angela,
        There are 2 system commands that let you list and change server
file associations. These are:
        assoc- associate file extension with file type
        Example: C:\assoc .mdi
        ftype- associate a file type to an executable
        Example: C:\ftype mdi_auto_file
mdi_auto_file=C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\OIS.EXE /shellOpen "%1"
        In this example I've got Office 2007 installed.
        So if you wanted to fix the mdi file association, you'd run:
        assoc .mdi=mdi_auto_file
        ftype mdi_auto_file=C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\OIS.EXE
/shellOpen "%1"
        The last command could also be:
        ftype mdi_auto_file="C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Office\Office12\OIS.EXE" /shellOpen "%1"
        Doing this on a whole farm isn't too hard if you download the
PSTools utilities
        Copy psexec.exe to c:\windows and try something like this (it's
one line):
        For /f "skip=3" %i in ('qfarm /load') do psexec \\%i
c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c assoc .mdi=mdi_auto_file & psexec \\%i
c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c ftype
mdi_auto_file=C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\OIS.EXE /shellOpen "%1"
        qfarm /load generates a list of on-line servers in your farm. If
we read this list in a FOR look that skips the first 3 lines which are a
title, header etc then we have the names of all the online servers in
your farm.
        psexec \\servernamecommand will execute the command on the
remote server. An & allows us to run two commands using the same
variables on the same command line. If you want to turn this command
into a batch file, remember to replace all the %i with %%i, but don't
replace the %1 with a %%1.
        Ulrich Mack
        Quest Software
        Provision Networks Division
        - Show quoted text -
        On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM, Angela Smith
<angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
        I have deployed Office 2003 SP3 to our dev environment expecting
it to break certain file associations based on article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938813.  I can re-associate TIF by
manually launching MS Office document Imaging on each Citrix Server and
reassociating the extension via Tools/Options.  However it doesn't fix
the MDI associations.
        Is there an easy way to re-associate MDI to MS Office document
Imaging for all users?  A script that sets both would be great if one
        Thanks in advance
        Sell your car for just $50. It's simple! 
        Jim Kenzig 
        http://www.kenzig.com <http://www.kenzig.com/> 
        On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 6:48 AM, Jim Kenzig < wrote:

                There is a lot that could be happening here. Are you
mapping home drives? Have you turned on Content redirection? The issue
you are having seems to be with the "File Type Associations" and that is
the term you probably should be searching on. Search the archives of the
Thin list and there is stuff out there. 
                Jim Kenzig 
                http://www.kenzig.com <http://www.kenzig.com/>  

                On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Hector Minero
<minerohb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

                        I really don't get an error, IE 8 just opens and
it goes to the home page instead of opening the Excel or Word files. 
                        This happens when using hyperlinks to Office,
pdf, etc files.
                        Attachments open fine.  This issue is really
driving me crazy!  I wish I could deploy Firefox or Chrome to these

                        I'll try your link, though.



                        On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Carl Stalhood
<cstalhood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310049 help? 

                                On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Hector
Minero <minerohb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

                                Hi all,
                                After deploying IE 8 to my Win2k3 PS 4.5
servers, http links to Excel, Word, etc. don't open from emails (Outlook
                                When users click on the http link, IE 8
opens the home page, that's it!

                                It seems that the associations from IE
have broke.  I found an article by Microsoft, but it does not fix the


                                Anyone seen this?

                                Hector Minero

                        Hector Minero

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