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  • Question

  • In gpmc how I can set file extensions for installing programs?

    for example in client user want to open a pdf file and client doesn't have pdf reader,

    what can I do to set extensions for programs?

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:31 AM

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  • You can set default programs via group policies as described in following articles,

    To create a new Open With preference item
    1. Open the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit.

    2. In the console tree under User Configuration, expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.

    3. Right-click the Folder Options node, point to New, and select Open With.

    4. In the New Open With Properties dialog box, select an Action for Group Policy to perform. (For more information, see "Actions" in this topic.)

    5. Enter Open With settings for Group Policy to configure or remove. (For more information, see "Open With settings" in this topic.)

    6. Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box.

    7. Click OK. The new preference item appears in the details pane. 

    For the detailed information, please refer to the following Microsoft TechNet article:

     

    Configure an Open With Item

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732272.aspx

    https://theitbros.com/set-default-file-associations-via-group-policy/

    https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/pdfviewer.html

    https://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/09/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-open-with-file-associations/

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:46 PM
  • Hello,

    Thank you for posting in our forum.

    We can read the following article Editing Software Settings Using GPMC for the installation of software with a software extension.


    To specify automatic installation options based on file name extension:

    1.Open Group Policy Software Installation. (In the console tree, right-click Software installation.)

    2.In the console tree, right-click Software installation.

    3.Click Properties, and then click the File Extensions tab.

    4.On the File Extensions tab, specify the following options:

    Select file extension: Displays a list of all available file name extensions for the managed software. When an extension is selected, all applications in Active Directory that are associated with the selected file name extension are displayed in the Application precedence list box. For example, many applications can be associated with the .htm file extension, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Netscape Communicator.

    Application precedence: Lists all the applications that are associated with the selected file name extension. You can determine precedence by using the Up and Down buttons to set the order of the applications.

    Up: Moves the selected application higher in the precedence list. The application at the top of the list is automatically installed if a document with the selected file name extension is invoked before the application has been installed. The Up button is unavailable when the selected application is at the top of the precedence list.

    Down: Moves the selected application lower in the priority list. The Down button is unavailable when the selected application is at the bottom of the precedence list.

    Additional considerations:When you upgrade an application, turn off automatic installation for the older version.


    Hope the information can be helpful and if there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.


    Best regards,
    Cynthia


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    Friday, October 11, 2019 8:17 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia


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    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:58 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

     

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia


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    Friday, October 18, 2019 8:51 AM
  • Hi there my friend.

    thanks for your guide.

    but extensions doesn't shows in select file extension tab.

    what I have to do?

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:17 PM
  • Hello,

    Based on my experienced,we should try to install again. 

    As mentioned in the article Editing Software Settings Using GPMC:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-r2-and-2012/dn789187(v%3Dws.11)

    Under Deployment options, select the check boxes for the following options that you want:

    Autoinstall this application by file extension activation: Select this option if you want to use the application precedence for the file name extension as it is determined on the File Extensions tab in the Software installation properties dialog box. If the application is not already installed, selecting this option causes the application to be installed when the user opens a file with this file association (for example, by double-clicking the file).

    Uninstall this application when it falls out of the scope of management: Select this option if you want the application to be removed when users log on, or when computers start up, if they have moved to a site, domain, or organizational unit for which the application is not deployed.

    Do not display this package in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel: This option removes the most obvious method for users to uninstall the application. This option may be useful from time to time during the software life cycle.

    Install this application at logon: This option fully installs the application, using the package defaults. Note that the package defaults themselves might call for installation of all features or of only some features.


    Hope the information can be helpful and if there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.


    Best regards,
    Cynthia

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    Monday, October 21, 2019 8:47 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia


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    Friday, October 25, 2019 9:12 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

     

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia


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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:11 AM