The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well as the applications running on the platform.

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Mandatory profile giving corrupted recycle bin error for all users?

I had to make a few changes to our mandatory profile and ever since that happened any user who logs in using the mandatory profile receives an error saying the \recyclebin\$specificUser$ is corrupted. ...
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Disable Visual Effects for Windows 8.1 Virtual Desktop

I am trying to build a new virtual desktop Pool in VMWare Horizon View 5 with Windows 8.1 clients. At the Moment, i am optimizing the image for best performance, including using an optimization ...
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Windows Registry to VBS

I have this registery (.reg) file that I use to modify screensaver properties: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "ScreenSaveActive"="1" ...
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Search the registry to check programs installed, non-whitelisted programs to be uninstalled [on hold]

Based on HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, I should be able to run some sort of msiexec.exe /x {bittorrent.msi guid number} or C:\ProgramFiles\game\uninst.exe ...
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Adding File Server to Trusted Sites through REG ADD Command

I'm trying to add a trusted site to a group of Win 7 computers that need to run batch files without security prompts. Adding the file server to trusted sites allows them to run. I don't want to ...
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Which registry key corresponds to “Log on as a service”?

I want to be able to set this value programmatically (preferably via WMI). It must live in the registry or some other location. Yes, I know how to do it via MMC using secpol.msc, but I need to ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Automatic Updates Registry Values

I'm trying to make a Windows Server 2012 r2 test box automatically update and reboot in the same way 2008 servers do. I cannot use the 'Always automatically restart at the scheduled time' GPO ...
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How can I tell which users credentials are cached on a local system?

I'm troubleshooting cached credentials on Windows 7, specifically Smart Card logins, and I would like to know how I can find out which users currently have their credentials cached on the machine. I ...
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Disable Start menu new Items highlighting by GPO in Windows 2012 R2

I need to disable the new items highlighting (New items are marked with "New") on Windows 2012 R2 (remote desktops). I tried setting the registry value ...
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How can we insert multiple keys into a registry folder without using 3rd party tools?

To insert multiple keys into a registry folder (e.g. Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\....\....), I basically have to manually right click → New → Key for each key. This can get annoying and ...
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reg query inside unknown keystring

Is there a way to reg query into an unknown keystring? What I mean by this is if I do reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\ the entries will ...
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What is causing WMI to delete registry keys

on one of our servers registry keys keep disappearing. These keys contain certificate keys for our sophos av management console and parts of the enterprise console stop working after each reboot (the ...
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How to see what Windows registry and file system changes happened after a software install?

I'm solving a problem - I'm installing software on Windows and it makes the system unstable for some reason. Windows starts crashing soon after. I want to know what changes it made to the registry and ...
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RunOnce key can't be run at startup with restricted public account in Windows

Let me be brief. We have arround a 1000 public computers for users to use for the internet and office and so on. We image these using SCCM2012r2. Everything is fine until we added a software package ...
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Setting welcome message on server?

I'd like to set a welcome message for all users to see for an information notice, on Windows Server 2003 R2. LegalNoticeCaption and LegalNoticeText are already used for legal reasons, so I'd like to ...
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Reflect HKLM registry changes to HKCU

Ok so I have a Local Group Policy (under Computer Config, not User Config) to force install extensions in Chrome. This policy needs to run for every user of the computer. The value is going to change ...
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Problems applying reg keys via group policy

I'm having a major issue with some music software, I was hoping if I quickly explained what I have done, some GPO guru might be able to spot where I have went wrong? Server 2012 Client OS - XP SP3 ...
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What does the /fromrunkey switch do in Lync 2013?

In the Lync 2013 client for Windows, if "Automatically start Lync with Windows" is ticked (which it is by default) then it creates a per-user autorun registry entry. The form of this entry is: ...
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Turn system icons off with GPO or Registry

I need to turn off "Input Indicator" on the taskbar with a GPO or a Registry setting (which will turn into a GPO). It took me quite a while to figure out how to do it in Control Panel, now I have to ...
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Windows XP SP 3 Double Sign On to RDS

I have a bunch of Windows XP SP 3 clients that need to logon to a Windows Server 2012 RDS. They get prompted to sign on when using an RDP icon. It then closes, and they have to sign on again. The ...
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why did windows updates install at 2:30pm instead of the time configured in the registry

I have a server in a multi-tenant environment using a WSUS server outside of the domain that the server resides in. Here is the current configuration for the WSUS settings: ...
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Default mail registry

I'm deploying Win 8.1 via. SCCM with Office 2013 pre installed. I got an issue where even though Outlook 2013 is the default mail. the specific value mail:to (opening a direct mail link) .. attempts ...
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editing local group policy for all domain computers

I'm stumped on a strange group policy issue. I know that Domain GPO should take authority over local group policy settings, but lately i've been having an issue and I can't think of anything else it ...
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Mysterious case of automatic logon without the registry settings that ought to trigger it

This question has an overlap with programming, but I think it primarily belongs here. I'm building an elaborate script in AutoIt that switches on autologon so that multiple unattended reboots are ...
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reset lost administrator password for Windows Server 2003 (AD)?

I've been contacted by a local golf course that has lost login access to their Windows 2003 server (suspected cause is a password change by a disgruntled ex-manager). When I visited the site, they ...
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Open .xml attachments in “default program” instead of Internet Explorer

Disclaimer I posted this question on Super User without any responses, but I am working on a domain and want to change many computers as an administrator, so I believe it is also on topic here. ...
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How do Administrative Templates (ADMX files) work?

I know basically nothing about Group Policy, other than that I've occasionally edited some settings using Local Group Policy Editor on my local Windows machine. I do have experience with applying ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup fails on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable on my Windows Server 2008 R2 STD. The installation fails with error code: --------------------------- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ...
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Disabling weak ciphers

Does anyone have any experience disabling weak ciphers on Windows Registry? Server doesn't have IIS installed. Below is the results of my security scan but not 100% what registry entries should be ...
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Changing the Security Level of IE 11 via the Registry looks to be implemented, but changes to 0 once IE Internet Options Security tab is opened

This is Windows 7 SP1 After being updated to the most current version So I've been trying change the security level for trusted sites and it just doesn't want to stick. I modify the current level ...
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Office Registry Settings for Office 2013 for use with ADRMS

We had ADRMS running with Office 2010 on Windows 7, between a few divisions using Trusted Publishing Domains (TPD), this made available by using a few registry changes for use in Office 2010 ...
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How to update multiple registry key values using regex?

I am looking for a way to use regex in reg add command in order to update multiple registry key values. Is there any way to do this? reg add "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULTS\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ...
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What determines the name of registry entries under \Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItem?

I'm trying to script a way to re-enable a specific Outlook add-in via the registry (Outlook UI isn't an option since it's locked down for users). I know the general location I need to remove a reg ...
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change in Registry settings does not reflect for the corresponding settings in GUI in windows 2003 server

I have updated registry value for Software Restriction Policies/Security Levels. However, changes were not reflecting in the GUI. I have restarted the server still no effect. below command is used to ...
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Registery equivalent or windows command to fetch values for various settings of software restriction policies in windows 2003 server

How can we fetch values of various settings available under software restriction policies in windows 2003. I tried using secpol.msc but it is only give us a GUI then we need to navigate to individual ...
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Script to delete users profile only months old profile with the Registry itself but should leave current profile intact

first of all sry if this post is repetitive for the profile deletion. If you have a correct link please post it below or the script itself. Question: as i have a lot of computers with windows 7 ...
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Change dnserror.htm page when cannot locate website in Internet Explorer via Group Policy

When you type in a URL in Internet Explorer and it cannot be located via DNS it loads dnserror.htm from a .DLL in C:\Windows\System32\en-US\ieframe.dll.mui. I have read that you can use a program ...
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GPO To Modify Registry Setting Not Applying

I have a XenApp Server running on Server 2008, and would like to apply a Group Policy Object to the server to modify the following registry setting: HKLM\Software\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint ...
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Trying to detect by registry after installation through SCCM fails

this is simple, I push out a program, an exe file. And in order for SCCM to know the program has been installed afterwards, it needs to 'detect' the program, as its an exe file this means I need to ...
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Determine what has changed a specific key on Windows registry [closed]

History : My C drive disappeared from "Computer" on my Win7. After fixing it a couple of days ago by changing a registry key, I notice today that my C drive has disappeared AGAIN. ...
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Difference between HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\ and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\

What is the difference between editing settings in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? Similar settings seem to ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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How to find a path where an application was set up?

I'm unsure whether I should put this question in Serverfault or Stackoverflow. I'm developing a script (so 'press start->search' is not an option) and try to find out a way to find where an ...
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Error Code 0x800700a1 when trying to add registry key through GPO

I'm trying to add a new group policy to our domain so that images are automatically sent with emails in Outlook 2013. So I created the following GPO: This policy doesn't have any effect though. ...
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Windows registry settings do not take effect on IE 8

I am running Internet Excplorer version 8.0.6001 on Windows XP SP3. I want to change the default search engine for IE without using the user interface. So, I modified these registries: ...
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WSUS registry file: NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers entry being ignored

We are using a registry entry to connect our internal workstations to our WSUS server and everything seems to be working except the NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers entry. Without fail, over the last few ...
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SSH: how to display a given windows registry settings?

I have 2 virtual machines: VM 1: Windows XP VM 2: Ubuntu I access to Windows XP from Ubuntu using SSH. Is there a command I can run via SSH on Ubuntu to display the settings of a given Windonws ...
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How to monitor Windows server Registry changes [closed]

Hi i want tools or audit policy that can help me to track all changes made to windows server registry (include who done the change - what is the old value -what is new value -change type {delete ...
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Removing address bar or Hiding its content from Windows Explorer - Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm currently trying to find a GPO or a registry edit that could either remove the address bar from Windows Explorer or prevent the bar from displaying the full UNC path. The current environment has ...
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Group policy: deploying a space as a registry value

I am trying to use Group policy preferences to deploy a registry key that has an empty space as its only value (one press of the space bar). I am using: User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows ...