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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  2. Prashant

    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
    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen

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

    Jeremy, Apr 22, 2007
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Dave Patrick, Apr 22, 2007
  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

    Prashant, Apr 23, 2007
  5. Prashant

    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
  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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    Dave Patrick, Apr 24, 2007
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