One of the changes that Microsoft incorporated in Windows 2008 server and windows 2008 R2 server editions that was the same for many years on previous versions of the operating system was how an admin can set what program opens specific file types for all users.
The answer to that question is that it's not accomplished the same way it used to be done on Windows Server 2000 or 2003 Terminal Server where an administrator of the server just had to logon and set for the admin account what program is to be used to open or view an image file like a jpeg (.jpg). With windows 2008 Terminal Server (RDS - Remote Desktop Connection) . Every user has their own preference or choice. A better way of describing the difference is tha
With Windows 2003, Windows 2000 server and previous versions with terminal server installed, the setting was machine or computer level. Now with windows 2008 server the setting is per user level.
I found a relatively easy way to accomplish the task. This solution may or may not be suitable for your environement. It works but some location or customer specific differeneces may make the solution not be a fit for you.
It is done by using a the logon script that was already in use to merge a few settings into the registry for the user when they logon to the windows 2008 terminal server or windows 2008 terminal server with citrix xenapp 6.
Copy the following text into a notepad file, save it with the name of your choice but be sure to give it the extension of .reg. The reg settings were exported from a windows 2008 R2 server with xenapp 6 installed on it. If you're not using xenapp, it doesn't matter as the reg setting is no different. I gave my file the descriptive name of open-jpeg-with-userchoice-of-ie.reg :
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Save the file of course and place it from where it can be accessed by the logon script when it executes. The script I was using was a simple batch file in the NETLOGON folder. Add the line in the batch file (logon script):
regedit.exe /s open-jpeg-with-userchoice-of-ie.reg
Now, the next time your users logon to the xenapp server or plain terminal server (Remote Desktop Services Server), jpegfiles will open with Internet explorer and not with another image viewing program.
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