AlwaysReclaimAssocations and Quicktime

Change MIME types in the registry like this for example:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\MIME\Database\Content Type\audio/mpeg]


You visit a site serving up a mime type like this:  http://www.yolinux.com/MIME-EXAMPLES/SnowboardJump-DSC_0350.mov

You will get a dialog that says this:  Some of the MIME types previously associated with the Quicktime Plugin are currently associated with other applications.  Should I restore these MIME type associations to QuickTime?

If you check the box to leave you alone, it writes this entry and you won't see it again:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-3619046908-4072206937-1722288935-1001\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime\ActiveX]

Here is the problem.  Considering this entry contains a SID, i'm not sure how to get it to duplicate to all users when deploying QuickTime.  If it was a generic entry I could throw it the default profile, or sneak it into the MSI.

Any ideas?



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Answers (2)

Posted by: twistedemotions 8 years ago
White Belt

Thanks.  Sloppy editing that script and throwing it into RunOnce did the trick.


Dim objNetwork : Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
 Dim wmiQuery : wmiQuery = "Select * From Win32_UserAccount Where Domain='" & objNetwork.UserDomain & _
                            "' And Name='" & objNetwork.UserName & "'"
 Dim objWMIService : Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
 Dim colItems : Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(wmiQuery)

Dim sid

Dim objItem

For Each objItem in colItems
   sid = objItem.SID

Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001

strComputer = "."
 Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
     strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
 strKeyPath = "Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\"+sid+"\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\QuickTime\ActiveX"

strDWORDValueName = "AlwaysReclaimAssocations"
strValue = "00000002"
oReg.CreateKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath
oReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strDWORDValueName,strValue

Posted by: SMal.tmcc 8 years ago
Red Belt

you could create a vb script to do this.  have it read the current users SID and then create the registry string to replace thru it.  See link below and look at Peter's second post


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