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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Determine what has changed a specific key on Windows registry

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 ...
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How can I delete this ODBC?

I am unable to delete a specific ODBC of type system DSN. I am able to create and remove other ODBC connections on the same server, but a particular ODBC (name = Default) cannot be removed. If I try ...
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windows 2003 Terminal server, “users” item removed from ACL of “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes”

After having installed a software on my Windows 2003 terminal server, no user has been able to launch applications anymore. When they log to the server via remote desktop, each icon they click ...
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OK to modify HKLM\Software\Policies and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies on a domain?

Background: I have a domain (2003 Functional Level) with a mix of Windows XP and Windows 7 clients. We have been using Group Policy to manage our workstations. Now, I am in a situation I need to ...
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How to Export a Registry HIVE (NTUSER.DAT) in PowerShell

In order to resolve a registry bloat issue caused by Samsung Print Drivers I'm needing to find a way to Export a user's Roaming Profile NTUSER.DAT Registry Hive while in PowerShell. Loading and ...
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Error code 10054, in my app event log

I am recieving an error in my application event log of a server as shown below: The agent was unable to send data to the MOM Server at (server.domain). The error code is 10054, An existing ...
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What happnes/might happen if I try to register a dll that is already in registry? [closed]

My TFTP server will not start on a windows 2003 server. I'm guessing the application won't start because the .dll is not registered. I have dug out all .dll files with TFTP in their name. When I ...
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Force HKEY_CURRENT_USER to update from HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT

I have a box that has settings for users at HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\ControlPanel\Accessibility. When a user logs onto that box, they are assigned these settings. The problem I am having is that two ...
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Can we restore My Computer > Manage to prior functionality in Server 2012-R2

In the newer server versions when right clicking on My Computer / This PC, we are presented with the option to 'Manage', when clicked it opens the Server Manager, which can take up to 10-20 seconds in ...
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Differentiating between “Not Defined” and some other value in registry key for group policy objects

So here is what I am trying to do: I have set a certain group policy setting to 'Enabled' and it gets reflected in corresponding registry key Now, I go and edit in the group policy editor and set it ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, Foxit Reader as default

I have a Server 2012 RDS server I'm setting up. I have installed Foxit Reader. I then went to the registry and set the value of HKLM\Software\Classes\ .pdf to FoxitReader.Document. I also set up a ...
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Windows Server upgrade from 2012 to 2012 R2 preserve registry

I am trying to upgrade my Windows Server 2012 machine to Windows Server 2012 R2. I have one of my certificates stored as a key-value pair in the following registry key- ...
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Changing shell of windows 7 login

I am currently trying to get a windows thin client to log directly into VMWare. Essentially want to take These directions which are for Win XP and use them on a Win 7 machine. There is no winlogon ...
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NFS Exporting UID/GID for Windows 7 Client Without Windows Server

I'm trying to export the uid/gid credentials that are set for the windows 7 native NFS client. They only need to be exported locally since they will be hooked directly into the NFSv3 Linux Server that ...
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Unable to modify registry as admin on Windows 2012

On Windows 2012, I'm trying to change the AppIDFlags value in the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{E62A7A31-6025-408E-87F6-81AEB0DC9347} to allow interaction with the desktop as documented here: ...
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Disable “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) in local GP using script help! Windows 7 Clients

We need Windows7 with windows firewall to be turned off , so the GOLD image has windows firewall turned off for all profiles(Domain,Public,Standard) and Windows Service disabled No the same GOLD ...
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Having issues removing a specific Registry key using GPO Preferences

Hello I attempting to remove the following registry key using GPO Preferences: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} The key just ...
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Change TCP wait for ACK timeouts in Win7/WinServer

Is there any possibility to change default wait for ACK timeout in TCP network on Windows 7 or Windows Server ? I'm using very slow network ( 1200 bps ) and want to tweak TCP. When using default ...
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Windows 2003 registry corrupt - endless reboot

Windows 2003 will run the loading screen then it stop with "Stop c000218 registry file failure or corrupt. The registry can not load the hive \systemroot\system32\config\security" then it start a ...
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Cannot access WSUS AutoUpdate Results registry key of CERTAIN x64 OS

I have been testing a Powershell script to monitor the last install datetime of downloaded patches from WSUS on all my machines in the domain. I found the path from ...
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Setting windows 7 registry permissions from the recovery console

I have a laptop who's registry was corrupted such that HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\control\lsa has bad permissons. r/w permission have been revoked for everyone - including SYSTEM - except for one ...
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How do I turn off Windows 7 Firewall via script or through automation?

This is in regards to working on machines before joining the machine to a domain and although I would love to rely on GPO, that isn't an option at this time. In the environment I'm working in, the ...
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Where to find WINS IP address in registry?

I have been writting a powershell script to remotely dump the TCPIP information from the registry of machines in my Windows Domain. I was able to dump the default gateway, subnet mask, DHCP server ...
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Windows xp - remove startmenu rightclick entries “open all users” / “explore all users”

How can I remove the "Open All Users" / "Explore All Users" entries when right-clicking the windows startbutton? I know I managed to do this when deploying another batch of systems earlier, sadly I ...
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Windows registry value in common for Outlook 2003 installations

I need to apply some changes to a Windows machines that have Outlook 2003/2007 installed, just to Outlook 2003 installations. I take adavantage of GPP to check the registry value and to apply the ...
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How to remove a previous internet setting via group policy

I have the following issue, as below : I would like to remove the proxy.pac and "use automatic.." from internet explorer using group policy and use only the proxy server address, is it possible ? the ...
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Hidden registry settings

Scenario: I'm performing a configuration audit on a server that's joined to the domain. For the mandatory security configuration settings, there are group policies defined and being pushed out to ...
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No Burflags in registry

I have a problem where my Windows 2012 Domain Controller SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares did not get created on my secondary domain controller. When I run dcdiag /q it tells me that it failed the ...
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When logging on to my Remote Desktop server I get the error “The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied”

Steps to recreate the issue... (Windows 2008 Server - DC, and Windows 7 as the client box) 1) Create a new user in the domain. Example: user1 2) Set the user's "Remote Desktop Services User ...
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Multiple Name Servers on a single IP [Would DNS Root Registry complain?]

Scenario: I have a single IP, such as 1.1.1.1 I have a nameserver behind it, such as ns1.aaa.com. I register ns1.aaa.com with my Registrar, and thus the root registry, thus holding my NS responsible ...
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Windows 2003 r2 reboots after a few seconds from initiated

I'm having troubles with a virtual machine on a ESXi running windows server 2003 r2. The problem is that every time it initiates and displays the login window, the machine reboots with no warnings, no ...
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Missing 'HKCU:\Network' subkey when browsing registry remotely with PowerShell

I'm trying to clean up a big mess of random mapped network drives. All our network drives have been mapped on a per-user basis (causing gwmi win32_mappedlogicaldisk to come up empty). I'm trying to ...
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How can I unload multiple registry hives in PowerShell? (Access Denied error)

I've loaded dozens of registry hives as HKLM:\temp_$username\. Now when I try to run ls HKLM:\temp_* | %{reg unload $_} I get ERROR: Access is denied. I'm running PowerShell with elevated priveleges ...
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How to uninstall all Citrix driver from Windows Server 2008 R2 Guest if BSOD on safe mode?

I use Citrix XenServer 5.5 and on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Guest there is installed Xentools 5.5, for a year all works well. After a restart we get a BSOD with Stop Code 7B, it is a problem with the ...
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Why is Last Windows Update date not set in Registry when Updating via COMObject?

When i manually Update a Windows Machine (W2K3) via the yellow icon in the Taskbar, i can get the last Install date via the Registry: (Get-ItemProperty -Path ...
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Best Practice - DNS SOA

i have 2 DNS-Server and setup a Domain with SOA-Record. Now i checked at denic and got 2 Warnings: Warning 112 Minimum TTL out of range (expected, found) Range[180,86400] 172800 Warning ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 error running vbscript from Registry at startup

I have a simple vbscript which runs an Exe program both vbscript and exe program are in the same folder c:\xxx, i want this script to run every time the machine restarts as we have 40 servers and ...
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Changing HKCR registry key with group policy

I'm trying to change permissions of some keys in HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) to get a misbehaving program working. I originally tried to script it, but realized that group policy can handle the change ...
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Corrupted Windows Update Service Security Registry Key

I have a corrupted security key in the registry (Windows XP) for the windows update service. I noticed that I can copy a security key from another service and move and replace it with the corrupted ...
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How can I deploy a single .reg file so that it can be stored to a whole bunch of different USER accounts on a non-domain terminal server?

There is a software tweak that I have to make for all users on a terminal server system, that is not available to me as a group policy option, but which exists as a key in regedit under ...