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  • 1.  Remove Open With Default Host Application

    Posted Mar 19, 2012 01:31 AM

    Does anyone know what feature installs the Default Host Application option under the Open with context?

    I did not install hgfs or Shared folders

    I am on Windows 2008 R2 SP1

    VMware tools version

    http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/windows/x86/VMware-tools-windows-8.6.5-621624.iso

    And also version 8.6.0.6261

    I do not want it to appear.

    Thanks!



  • 2.  RE: Remove Open With Default Host Application

    Posted Mar 19, 2012 06:20 AM

    Is that the latest VMware tool available here?



  • 3.  RE: Remove Open With Default Host Application

    Posted Mar 20, 2012 11:43 AM

    Yes, It appears when I have installed the latest version



  • 4.  RE: Remove Open With Default Host Application

    Posted Aug 07, 2014 03:53 PM

    Any progress on this?  I have a user on a terminal server who's pdf files are associated with VM host application.  I cannot see how this is happening so far.  I would like to remove the option completely. 



  • 5.  RE: Remove Open With Default Host Application

    Posted Sep 16, 2014 06:32 PM

    Hello,

    From trial and errors, I ended up deleting the following registry keys:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\VMwareHostOpen.exe] (the entire key...)

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

    "C:\\Program Files\\VMware\\VMware Tools\\VMwareHostOpen.exe.ApplicationCompany"="VMware, Inc."

    "C:\\Program Files\\VMware\\VMware Tools\\VMwareHostOpen.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Default Host Application"

    And the values are not coming back after a reboot...

    Also, do not forget to delete the already associated file types the user may have... just search your registry or un-assign them from the control panel.

    Xavier