how to make WINDOW FAX AND PICTURE VIEWER default, for all picture

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Prashant, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Prashant

    Prashant Guest

    hi all ...

    I want to make WINDOW FAX AND PICTURE VIEWER default, to open for all
    picture file on all domain clients computer. all clients are xp pro & domain
    is win 2003

    Any help .....
     
    Prashant, Apr 22, 2007
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    Jeremy Guest

    We it is a file association so you are going to have to push out registry
    settings for all of the extensions you want it to open.

    Find a machine that works how you want and export the extention handling
    info from HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\

    For example on my machine (vista) I have
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\open\command\(Default)=%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe
    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen
    %1

    Get all of this into an MSI or imported into the Registry section of a GPO.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy.
     
    Jeremy, Apr 22, 2007
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Dave Patrick, Apr 22, 2007
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  4. Prashant

    Prashant Guest

    Is there any method, so that I will configure on windows 2000/2003 server
    only. And on the clients machines the picture files will open by default in
    WINDOW FAX AND PICTURE VIEWER

     
    Prashant, Apr 23, 2007
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    Newell White Guest

    We do a similar thing with assoc and ftype commands in a .bat file called
    from logon script.
    Here is example:

    assoc .hex=
    REM delete any existing association
    assoc .hex=hex_auto_file
    ftype hex_auto_file=
    REM Delete any default file-opening selection
    ftype hex_auto_file="C:\Program Files\programmer\programmer.exe"
    --
    Newell White


     
    Newell White, Apr 23, 2007
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  6. Prashant

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Yes, as Newell points out assoc and ftype would come in handy here. Beware
    the users can later change it up though.

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    Dave Patrick, Apr 24, 2007
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