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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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245031 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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