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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WinZip Courier automatically zipping email attachments

I am trying to create a pre-configured MSI file for WinZip Courier 6 (latest version) within a CMD script (eventually deploying on SCCM). The main MSI property to turn off automatic zipping is ...
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RDS - Change single click option is item via GPO or Registry

I have a problem on my servers RDS, my users can not change their themes windows, folder options and many more due to some GPO. However, in recent days there is a problem concerning the opening of ...
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what happens if I empty entry AlternateComputerNames from dns cache registry?

I have changed the domain controller name from mail.example.com to dc1.example.com on a windows server (ip: 172.16.0.4). Then, I authorized the new domain controller. After that, I setup a separate ...
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Failed to register DLL error code 80004005 Windows 7

Attempting to register a DLL on a client Win 7 machine, while running command prompt as Administrator, gives this error code 80004005. All other DLL's are registering fine, but it is 2 specific DLL's ...
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Retrieve old IP settings form Windows

This is pertaining to Windows in general (XP and all recent versions) After replacing an old motherboard with a new one, the NIC is different, has a new MAC address and generally needs a new TCP/IP ...
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TLS 1.2 Not showing by default in Windows Server 2012 R2

It is my understanding from reading this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dn786418.aspx#BKMK_SchannelTR_TLS12 That in the registry TLS 1.2 should be enabled by default on Windows ...
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DLL and ActiveX controls not availabe for domain users - Server 2008 32 bit

I have a two applications that won't interface together correctly on a 64 bit system, so I am trying to commission a 32 bit Windows 2008 Server to use for the task. When I log in to the server as a ...
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Prevent Windows Update/Upgrade to reset registry value(s)

Situation: Windows 10 with specific application installed Application has modified some registry keys at installation in "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print... After installing ...
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Python: How can i read the environment variables / user path variables from another user?

As far as i know, the user variables (of the currently logged on user) are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment. User path variables are stored in ...
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Acess remotely to registry with Powershell [closed]

I would like to access remotely to the registry of a Windows machine to see some keys under "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform" with a Powershell script I ...
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Load, Compare & Diff Registry of Windows Servers & Clients on VHDs?

We are deploying various Windows Servers {2008, 2012} & Clients {7,8.x, 10} and various custom applications, versions & special utilities. Without bothering the audience here on specifics of ...
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How to change the default values for new DNS zone?

How we can change (or set) the default values for the new DNS zone records? When we make a new Zone from its wizard in Microst DNS server, there is no question about the "name servers", then only the ...
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Is it possible to write a test in rspec-puppet to check if registry exists?

I am trying to install .net framework 4.5.2 using puppet module using exec resource instead of using Package resource due to some reason. I want to write a test case to check if it is installed or ...
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Why in Windows 2008R2 hkey_users sub keys does not match user profiles count?

I'm trying to set default proxy setting for all users (including remote desktop users) via the registry ( under HKEY_USERS\<USER_SID>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet ...
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Preferred location for registry backups

I'm planning on implementing a enterprise-wide solution in accordance with a workaround provided by Microsoft (CVE-2015-2423) and I would like to backup existing registry keys for each users machine ...
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Server 2008 Unable to load user profile

So I have a RDS deployment on a virtualized Server 2008 install. Yesterday I ran into an error where users would get the message "The user profile service failed the logon - User profile service ...
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Adding trusted sites to all users in a machine

I am trying to add trusted sites for all users in a computer. To go about this I would have to add it in the Local Machine part of the registry. However, any changes I make to the ZoneMap associated ...
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MIME/Content type changed after change in server

This is my first question so I apologize if I my post has any mistakes. I've searched about this issue for close to two days now and I still only am a bit closer than I was before.Here is my problem. ...
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After making my VM highly available I get “Could not find Ethernet switch” error when trying to live migrate

I normally create new VMs from the Failover Cluster Manager GUI. But this time around I went a different route because I had to (due to time constraints and available resources at the time). For ...
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Monitoring Run Keys of Windows Registry on clients [closed]

I'm looking for way to continously monitor the different "Run Keys" (Autorun Entrys) in the registry of our client computers. I looked at different HIDS Systems but either they are a overpriced for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...