strangeloop Absent Member.
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administration problem

Hello there,
Really appreciate help with this problem. I have a network running netware 6.5 and workstations running winxp. I have a file extension on the network called .123 .I need all users to be able to open this file with wordpad - at the moment it appears as an unknown file to users. Is there a way in netware to push out a policy to all users that files with extension .123 should open with wordpad.

Thank you for your time.
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Marcel_Cox Absent Member.
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Re: administration problem

You can probably create a reg file containing the required definitions for .123 to be associated with wordpad and then push out that reg frile from the login script, or in case you have a product like ZENworks, through other means.
From the login script, you would have to include a line like:
@regedit /s <regfile>

Where <regfile> contains the full path to the reg file to apply.
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strangeloop Absent Member.
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Re: administration problem

Marcel_Cox;1719044 wrote:
You can probably create a reg file containing the required definitions for .123 to be associated with wordpad and then push out that reg frile from the login script, or in case you have a product like ZENworks, through other means.
From the login script, you would have to include a line like:
@regedit /s <regfile>

Where <regfile> contains the full path to the reg file to apply.


Thanks, I might try this in zenworks...not comfortable screwing up our users registry files. We have zenworks on the network but i have never used it.

Thanks for your help and time.
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Peter3 Absent Member.
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Re: administration problem

strangeloop wrote:

> not comfortable screwing up our
> users registry files.


You don't have much choice but to modify the user's registry as you need
to create the file association for Windows to recognize it ..


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snidelydev Absent Member.
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Re: administration problem

Peter;1719679 wrote:
strangeloop wrote:

> not comfortable screwing up our
> users registry files.


You don't have much choice but to modify the user's registry as you need
to create the file association for Windows to recognize it ..


But given a choice between a putty knife and an axe, which would you use to update the registry? Do some of the Zen tools provide a better way than hand-crafting reg files?

/dps

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Peter3 Absent Member.
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Re: administration problem

For me, I'd simply update the Windows registry using REGEDIT /S and a
well-test reg file and push them out in the login script.


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