Set a default associations configuration file

This policy specifies the path to a file (e. g. either stored locally or on a network location) that contains file type and protocol default application associations. This file can be created using the DISM tool. For example:Dism. exe /Online /Export-DefaultAppAssociations:C: -> AppAssoc. txt For more information refer to the DISM documentation on TechNet. If this group policy is enabled and the client machine is domain-joined the file will be processed and default associations will be applied at logon time. If the group policy is not configured disabled or the client machine is not domain-joined no default associations will be applied at logon time. If the policy is enabled disabled or not configured users will still be able to override default file type and protocol associations.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> System # DefaultAssociationsConfiguration

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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