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Re: default browser script

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Old 07-25-2008
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Re: default browser script


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> You're welcome!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Dean" <Dean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9B3D9C8B-F402-4300-8B70-A9D1A9F99F44@microsoft.com...
> Thanks, That's what I'm looking for.
> Dean
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
> > You can run the following command to set Internet Explorer as the default, using a script. The script can query the version of Internet Explorer via the registry, or by getting the iexplore.exe file version manually, and then run the corresponding command to set IE as the default.
> >
> > For Internet Explorer 7
> >
> > "%windir%\system32\ie4uinit.exe" -reinstall
> >
> > For Internet Explorer 6 (XP SP1 and higher)
> >
> > shmgrate.exe OCInstallReinstallIE
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Dean" <Dean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E855F4D4-4FF8-4CFE-BE9A-EF2607AE4AB5@microsoft.com...
> > If this is not the correct forum, please forgive me.
> > I work for a college and we have some software loaded on the computers that
> > requires IE, but some of the software used for on line classes works better
> > with Firefox. We are trying to deploy firefox through Active Directory, and
> > have successfully done so. the problem is that the program defaults in
> > Windows remains (or is set to) "use current browser". When someone clicks an
> > icon to start a locally loaded software package, one that requires IE,
> > Firefox opens and the software fails. If I set Windows to use IE as the
> > default (instead of "use current") the icons launch the software in IE and
> > all is well. Is there a script I can run after the Firefox deployment to make
> > this change through Active Directory? I'm hoping to avoid having to lay hand
> > on almost 900 computers. Most are Win XP SP2 with a few Win 2K boxes, and
> > most have IE 7 installed.
> >
> > Dean
> >

>

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