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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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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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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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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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Problems using GPO from Windows Server 2000 to Windows 7

So I'm using Windows Server 2000 (I know that's old and not effective but we are not in charge of the AD so no choice), and we don't have the access to GPO about users, only computers. That's why we ...
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Redirected folders, server migrations and properly moving users to a new server

I'm currently having a hell of a time with what seems like it should be a fairly simple project. Basically, $employer has a bunch of remote sites with ancient hardware impersonating real servers, and ...
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118 views

Registry Export Using Script Run from CD Fails - Access Denied

I've written some scripts and .bat files to configure XP machines and I have created a CD with all these scripts on and execute them through a single setup.bat file which is also on the CD. One of ...
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Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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Windows registry NTUSER.DAT size not changing on edit

I am trying to synchronize the default user registry files by comparing their filesizes. Now, I have noticed that the size of NTUSER.DAT does not change when changing registry values. Two ...
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Windows ADSI , WMI and Registry. How Do They All Relate With Each Other?

I have a work task which involves setting up Windows XP machines. I'm not a Windows user normally which is why I ask this question. The tasks involved in setting up one of these machines involve ...
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Push new registry keys via group policy

Recently I have added registry keys in active directory and I need to push them via group policy instead of going to each PC to apply the new ones. How can I push new registry keys (not modify ...
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625 views

Microsoft photo editor - No file format information can be found in the registry (registry policy)

I have Windows Server 2003 and my users are running XP. When I installed Microsoft office 2000 the photo editor said "No file format information can be found in the registry". I Googled it and I found ...
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Scan all domain workstations for specific registry key/environmental variable

I'm looking for scripts or software that can scan workstations on a domain for a particular environmental variable (for interest, it was used to store the SOE build version) and generate a report. ...
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How to Apply a .reg file to a ntuser.man file

I have a .reg file with some registry updates that I need to apply to a bunch of user's profiles. The keys are all in HKCU, which means they will end up in ntuser.man. The "manual" way of doing ...
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428 views

Group Policy or reg hack to hide startup dialogs in XP

I have a system that I'd like to try and hide some dialogs on at startup. I've gotten rid of login, and welcome screen and all kinds of stuff, but there are still a couple of pesky dialogs I can't ...
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335 views

Extracting registry information from files in c:\windows\system32\Config* and profile ntuser.dat

I have an old windows disk that got winrot under Win Pro XP/32. I installed a new disk and did a fresh install of Win 7/64. After that successfully completed, I reattached the old windows disk. I'd ...
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Windows Registry creating users

can i create local users just using windows registry? i write the programm wich help me to migrate my from one computer to another. When i work with domain user i can save it settings with windows ...
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Bypass RDP Client Warning

How do I bypass the security warning in the RDP Client everytime you launch it from a RDP shortcut? The message title reads: "The publisher of this remote connection cannot be identified. Do you ...
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Software restriction policies set in the registry don't update Local Group Policy

The joys of a Samba domain... First off Domain Group policy can't be used until Samba 4 arrives. We need to setup Software Restriction Policies (SRPs) on most of the computers in our Samba domain ...
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Adding to App Paths for 'Run' as a non-admin

Is there a way to add a new App Path (for adding commands to Start-Run) without needing Admin? With admin, you can add an App Path to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths. I ...
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Change Page File via registry, WinXP

I'm trying to run a script to move users page files from C: to D: (if they don't have enough space) I've figured out how to do it by modifying ...
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Change variables set in Windows Volatile Environment

I inherited a laptop with Windows XP installed. I think the user account I'm using originally had a different username. Some of the enviroment variables (APPDATA and HOMEPATH) are still referencing ...
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Is it possible to fix “Logon User Interface DLL acmsgina.dll failed to load”?

Here is the scenario: installing an update to ActivCard (6.1) to a Windows XP laptop. After the required reboot, Windows XP brings up the default blue background, waits for quite a long time and then ...