FileMaker Pro 15 Install Fails to set File Association for all users

Discussion created by JEDtech on May 23, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2017 by timcad

Product and version: FileMaker Pro (Windows)


OS and version: Windows 7 sp1 or Windows Server 2008 RDT Server


Browser and version N/A


Hardware: Hewlett Packard Core i7 and others




Installed FileMaker using Administrator account on a machine which logs into network accounts through Windows Server 2008.  After installation the administrator can double-click a .fmp12 or .fmpsl file and have it open FileMaker Pro.  When any other user logs in to the workstation however the default application for those file types is not set to FileMaker Pro and they either try to open some random application or the user is prompted for which application is to be used.



How to replicate

Install FMP 15 with an administrator account on a network-authenticated workstation or on a remote desktop server.  Log out and log back in as a different user and try to double-click a .fmp12 or .fmpsl document.


Workaround (if any)

Each user has to manually re-associate the file-suffixes or an administrator must do it through other tools such as the Group Policy Editor or registry.