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    Associate PDF files to Foxit through GPO?

    Anyone know of a way to easily associate PDF files to automatically open with Foxit reader, using GPOs?

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    Re: Associate PDF files to Foxit through GPO?

    Run the following in a startup/login script.

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    Foxit_Reader.exe -Register

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    Re: Associate PDF files to Foxit through GPO?

    Oh, that's just irritatingly simple.. gurrhh... I bet you went and read the manual at some point... guurrhh

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    Re: Associate PDF files to Foxit through GPO?

    Thank you. It worked great.

    Hmm. They must have just updated the manual That was not in there the other day!

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    Sorry to dredge this thread up.

    Did anyone ever manage to roll the file extension settings for FoxIt into a transform file so it can be deployed with active directory?

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    Actually I just downloaded the latest msi and opened it in Orca and there is a new field called 'Extension' .pdf, it's not in previous versions, well not the last version that I have anyway (2.3).

    I'll post back if it now works.

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    I've just deployed the msi to a client that did have Adobe Reader on and now the default reader is Foxit so they appear to of updated the installer, I have version 3.0.2009.1506.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 20th May 2009 at 04:14 PM.

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    Anyone know how to stop it popping up with the update check box, I can't see an update key in the msi?

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    Anyone know how to stop it popping up with the update check box, I can't see an update key in the msi?
    I don't use Foxit, but it may be possible to disable it through the registry.

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    I couldn't find a registry entry but eventually found the setting in the file below. I'll have to deploy that to each station.

    C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\FoxitReader_Preferences.ini

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