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    Set Windows Photoviewer Default Group Policy Preferences

    Hi,

    I want to make Photo Viewer the default program for jpg files. In the past i have done this with other programs no problem when the program opening it is a .exe. But photoviewer is called from a .dll. How can i setup GPP for a .dll?

    The path to launch it is C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullsc reen

    I have put that in the associated program in GPP but it doesn't work.

    How do i get this working please?

    Thanks

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    Make a batch file that takes a command line parameter and chucks it on the end of the dll call then use a cmd to exe or com converter to make it executable then associate to that

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    Tried that but the command box stays open and the viewer doesn't load the image.

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    Can I bump this please

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    Hi FN-GM did you ever get this working? I have the same issue I installed a new program in an IT suite last week and now pictures are defaulting to that. I want to change it back to Windows Photo Viewer!
    Last edited by davyboi; 25th June 2014 at 09:57 AM.

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    Nope, rather annoying. I thought someone had a solution for me when I saw the reply!

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    ahh no problem sorry to disappoint!

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    @FN-GM I think I have Found it!

    In the Registry under [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg create a key called UserChoice, create a new string value called Progid with a value PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Jpeg this will default .jpg files to open with Photoviewer

    I have just added a GPO to create the above and tested it on a few machines and it seems to work fine! you will just need to do the same for any other file types you want to open with photo viewer.

    Dave
    Last edited by davyboi; 25th June 2014 at 11:43 AM.

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