Some default program associations for a roamed user may be lost when you log on to an RDS server in Windows

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This article describes an issue in which some default program associations may be lost in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms


This issue occurs when you log on to a computer by using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and the roaming user profiles feature.

Also, if you change the default association of a particular file type or extension to a different application, the file association is reset to the previously default application after you log off and then log back on to the computer.

Cause


This issue occurs because any value for program associations that is specified in the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml file is overwritten in the roamed user profile if a "Delete Cached Roaming User Profile" Group Policy is enabled on the RDS server.

How to obtain this update


Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 or Windows RT can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information


Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have update 2919355 installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.