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    Set File Type Associations (FTA) on Windows 10 using UEM

    Pim_van_de_Vis Expert
    vExpertVMware Employees

      Finally a way to define File Type Associations on Windows 10!

      Christoph Kolbicz reverse engineered the hash used by Microsoft to set FTA info in the registry. He created a tool that allows you to set any FTA on Windows 8/10 and 2012/2016.

      Now you can finally link PDF and HTML extensions to another app than Edge. Or make any other change you would like.

       

      When you combine this with VMware UEM, you can automatically set the right FTA's at logon.

       

      Just create a UEM Logon Task to start the tool with the right parameters. You can find the tool, documentation and more info here:

       

      SetUserFTA: UserChoice Hash defeated – Set File Type Associations per User or Group on Windows 8/10 and 2012/2016 – the …

       

      All credits go to Christoph Kolbicz.

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