I found a registry entry in HKCU that fixes this apparently.
The "Application" entry is not present right now, and without it WinZip's interpretation of what to do with PDF's is to "open" in Standard. With this entry, WinZip now interprets the default association to "Read" which is linked in HKC to open in Reader.
I will just through that in the login script and call it a day.
We have a very similar configuration and see the same problem in ProTracker Advantage which is our client management software. When we browse client files in Document Explorer inside of ProTracker and double click on a PDF file, then Adobe Acrobat Standard is launched instead of Adobe Reader. If Windows Explorer is used directly, then double click on a PDF file launches Adobe Reader.
I tried the fix as follows.
- Created a reg file named "AdobeReader.reg" to add the "Application" key
- Changed the logon bat file to run the .reg file in silent mode with regedit to add the key for all users
Contents of AdobeReader.reg file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Logon bat file:
regedit /s AdobeReader.reg
I verified that the key is added successfully after logon. However, the behavior is still the same and Acrobat Standard is still launched instead of Reader.
Any other ideas?
Adobe recommends not to have both Acrobat and Reader in the same Win machine...