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I have a local user of a windows Server 2008 that is a member of builtin Users group, a program that run this user need to have write access to a Key located in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, can i enable this user to have write access in HKLM without adding it to Administrators group ?


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Yes, you can even be specific enough to grant users read/write permissions for only that softwares key. When changing only 1 or a few permissions using regedit is fine, simply right click on the key and alter permissions exactly the same as changing NTFS permissions has some more details about scripting permission changes, which will be important if you want to roll out changes to multiple machines.

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