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By dwright1225 ·
I have 15 computers in my organization that
when you click on a dos pif file that the computers come up with a box that wants to know what program to associate it with in order to launch it? I have around 400 computers but only these 15 seem to have this problem? I have looked at file associations but none of the PC's that it works on seem to have this association so I am stumped at why it will not launch and run on these few computers?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Please email me at Doug_Wright@sedgus.com if you have any suggestions or insights to this delima.

Thanks

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by bschorr In reply to Program Associations?

You don't mention what operating system you're running (Win95, Win98, WinNT, etc.) but...

<DISCLAIMER>: Before toying with the registry make sure you have it backed up! You can goof yourself up good if you make a mistake editing the registry.</disclaimer>

Check the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry and see if there is a .PIF entry on the machines that work and compare to the machines that don't.

If there is one on the machines that work, export JUST that key to a .REG file on one that works,then go to the machines that don't work and double-click that file to import it.

-Ben-

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by Abe Froman In reply to Program Associations?

This solution will work whether you are using Windows 3.x or Windows 9x:

Run File Manager. There is an icon in Windows 3.x for File Manager under the Main Group to run it, or in Windows 9x and NT click Start, Run, and type "winfile". Once File Manager is opened, click on File, Associate..., and plug in the extension in the upper field and choose the application you want to associate the extension to. Hope this helps.

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by mike.wagoner@gmd.fujitsu. In reply to Program Associations?

Lots of unanswered questions in your question. What operating system are the machines running? What kind of network are the machines on?

Let me go a slightly different direction though -
15 machines out of 400. Are all these 15 alike and the other385 a different type, brand? How much memory in these 15 verses the other 385.

Have you tried just making a shortcut to the program (assuming you are running Win95 or Win98)?

Maybe a short, small launch script using Winbatch or some other script file?

You didn't mention if you were able to run this DOS program at all on these other machines.

Are all 400 machines exact in every detail/configuration?

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by bfredricks In reply to Program Associations?

The suggestion to back up your registry and then edit it is the best. One difference. Look for two entrees. The first key will be .pif the second will be piffile. Export as previously suggested, ( but as two files. )
To export, from withinregedit, click on > Registry >Export Registry File. The *.reg files you create should install themselves right clicking and choosing merge.

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