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

  • From: Jim Kenzig <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:17:05 -0400

*Did you do a reboot after installing the compatibility pack? Was it run in
change usr /install mode?
**Jim Kenzig
http://www.kenzig.com*



On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Minero, Hector B CIV NSWCDD, K55 <
hector.minero@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  The comp pack did not fix it.
> On to trying the association commands .....
>
> Do you think maybe re-installing Office 2003 might work?
>
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> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: http links to office docs broken after installing IE
> 8
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>   *And one more thought, if you haven't installed it yet the Office 2007
> compatibility pack would fix the extensions.
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en
> *
> *
> **Jim Kenzig
> 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
>>               .mdi=mdi_auto_file
>>
>> 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 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx
>>
>> 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 
>> \\%ic:\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.
>>
>> regards,
>>
>> Rick
>> --
>> 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:*
>> *Hi*
>> *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 exists...*
>> *Thanks in advance
>> Ang*
>> *
>>
>> Sell your car for just $50. It's simple!
>> *
>> *Jim Kenzig
>> 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*
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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 servers.
>>>>
>>>> I'll try your link, though.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Hector.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Carl Stalhood <cstalhood@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Does 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 2003).
>>>>>> 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 problem:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162059
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyone seen this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> _____________________
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hector Minero
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> _____________________
>>>>
>>>> Hector Minero
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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