Foxit Reader 7.0 – Set as the Default PDF Viewer via Group Policy

When locking down your RDS Server, here are the registry keys needed to set Foxit Reader as the default PDF viewer per user via Group Policy Preferences to disable the annoying first run pop-up (technically, you can use just the last registry entry only and it will work but adding all of the keys is probably the safer approach):

User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry
Right-click Registry > New > Registry-Item

Action: Update
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key Path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf\OpenWithList
Value name: a
Value type: REG_SZ
Value data: FoxitReader.exe

Action: Update
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key Path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf\OpenWithList
Value name: MRUList
Value type: REG_SZ
Value data: a

Action: Update
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key Path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf\OpenWithProgids
Value name: FoxitReader.Document
Value type: REG_BINARY
Value data: 0

Action: Update
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key Path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.pdf\UserChoice
Value name: ProgId
Value type: REG_SZ
Value data: FoxitReader.Document
Action: Update

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