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.ipf File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: SMS Installer Script
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ipf. Files with the file extension .ipf can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ipf files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ipf file?

The IPF file extension is used for an SMS Installer Script developed by Microsoft Corporation. IPF file trims the installation process and pass the ability to further allow additional features to be installed or uninstall programs and repair any application. SMS (System Management Server) is also used to deploy Installer Setup packages to various computers at the same time (.MSI files). Windows Installer or previously called Microsoft Installer is software component that is used for maintenance, installation and removal of any software used by Microsoft Windows. The files and information that are packaged for installation include arranged databases and COM interfaces which are known as MSI files. Features include automatic generation of uninstallation sequence and Graphical User Interface. Windows Installer has undergone numerous changes from its previous Setup API. It is also presented as a single stand alone executable installer. Microsoft has encouraged users to accept it as the basis for installation frameworks for purposes of synchronization of other installed products of Microsoft.

how to open a .ipf file?

Launch a .ipf file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ipf file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ipf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ipf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ipf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ipf file association errors

applications that open a .ipf file

Microsoft System Management Server

Microsoft System Management Server

System Center Configuration Manager, formerly Systems Management Server (SMS), is system management software developed by Microsoft for managing large groups of Windows-based computer systems. The IPF file extension is utilized for an SMS Installer Script developed by Microsoft Corporation. System Management Server (SMS) is also utilized to categorize Installer Setup packages to a variety of computers at the same time. Configuration Manager provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection, and hardware and software inventory. Features include direct generation of uninstalling the series and Graphical User Interface. In maintaining, installing and removal of any software used by Microsoft Windows, Windows Installer or previously called Microsoft Installer is software component that is used. Windows Installer has reached various changes from its previous Setup API. It is also presented as a single stand alone executable installer. Microsoft has encouraged users to acknowledge it as the basis for installation frameworks for synchronization purposes of other installed products of Microsoft.
Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System platforms mostly used files with .ANI extension, a graphic file format used for animated mouse cursors, which are also defined as Windows Animated Cursor. These files have the same functions with CUR file format or better known as the Static Cursor; its distinction is that being an animated cursor with the use of strings of images to show animation. The format is based on the Microsoft RIFF file format, which is utilized as storage for keeping the individual frames, which are typical Windows icons of the animation. This type of file is usually integrated in a customized theme for desktop, and is helpful to personalize the CPU system. Its final animation is designed with some icon frames are utilized for showing a single image after another to generate animation. Despite of a number of frames using the icon format, part of the stored data in the animated cursor file handle the order of the step, length, title, and the author of the animation.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ipf files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ipf. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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