I know that Landesk no longer supports package builder, but I was wondering if anyone out there in this community can tell me how I can send a SWD that will change the registry settings to change back file associations. Whenever MS Office is repaired and also whenever we apply update patches to office 2003, the file associations for tif and tiff files go back to not associated. I need to have them associated to open with Microsoft Office Document Imaging. If this happened to one or two devices, it wouldn't be a problem to visit them and fix it. However, we have 13000 + devices and hitting each one is nearly impossible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This might be a job for the custom vulnerability feature of the security and patch. No need for SWD. You can set it to Autofix and whenever the reg settings are changed the custom vulnerability will kick in and change them back. very powerful and allows a hands off approach.
Eric is correct and a custom vulnerability is the way to go. Also no need to script if you use the assoc command - http://ss64.com/nt/assoc.html So if you don't want to use Patch create a simple batch file:
ASSOC .tif="MSPaper.Document" ASSOC .tiff="MSPaper.Document" ASSOC .mdi="MSPaper.Document"