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I can't change file associations - Windows Server

I have one 2k server wth all current patches and SP's. When I try to change a file association, everything is greyed out. If I right-click on a file an go through the open with, option I can choose the application manually, but there is no way to save that prefernce (it's greyed-out). If I go through the Tools, File Types route, all the options are greyed-out there as well. Any ideas? THanks, Kenton...

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    Default I can't change file associations

    I have one 2k server wth all current patches and SP's. When I try to change a
    file association, everything is greyed out. If I right-click on a file an go
    through the open with, option I can choose the application manually, but
    there is no way to save that prefernce (it's greyed-out). If I go through the
    Tools, File Types route, all the options are greyed-out there as well.

    Any ideas?

    THanks,
    Kenton
    Kenton Guest

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    Default Re: I can't change file associations

    From a command prompt;
    assoc /?

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    "Kenton" wrote:
    |I have one 2k server wth all current patches and SP's. When I try to change
    a
    | file association, everything is greyed out. If I right-click on a file an
    go
    | through the open with, option I can choose the application manually, but
    | there is no way to save that prefernce (it's greyed-out). If I go through
    the
    | Tools, File Types route, all the options are greyed-out there as well.
    |
    | Any ideas?
    |
    | THanks,
    | Kenton


    Dave Guest

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    Default Re: I can't change file associations

    Cool, that works. Any idea what the problem might be with the GUI's?

    Thanks,
    Kenton

    "Dave Patrick" wrote:
     
    Kenton Guest

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    Default Re: I can't change file associations

    Cool, that works, I didn't know there was a CLI tool for that. Any idea why
    the GUI's aren't working?

    Thanks,
    Kenton

    "Dave Patrick" wrote:
     
    Kenton Guest

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    Default Re: I can't change file associations

    Possibly the value of the REG_BINARY value "EditFlags" for the file type.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/shell/programmersguide/shell_basics/shell_basics_extending/fileassociations/fileassoc.asp

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "Kenton" wrote:
    | Cool, that works, I didn't know there was a CLI tool for that. Any idea
    why
    | the GUI's aren't working?
    |
    | Thanks,
    | Kenton


    Dave Guest

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