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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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to check registry definitions in Forefront on remote systems?

After playing with the script found in This Thread yesterday, I found that the script did exactly what I was looking for. However, I need to run these checks on remote systems on our network. I spent ...
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Updating PATH Variable from PHP script

Hi there I want to update Path environmental variable through PHP script. I have generated a .reg file using PHP. The content of reg file looks like ...
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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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Windows 2003 registry setting DST

On Windows 7, you can use this key to enable/disable DST settings in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation Value Name: DynamicDaylightTimeDisabled Value ...
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Blocking websites on Windows OS machine: registry vs firewall

When attempting to block a particular website (e.g. www.facebook.com) on a Windows XP 64bit Professional SP3 machine there are a number of methodologies that can be employed. Some methods are clearly ...
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GPP and Windows7 Registry VirtualStore

I have an XP application that has a number of keys set via GPP, otherwise it prompts the user to manually enter this information. This is written to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AppX When on an ...
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Registry change on a key a server does not have

I have written a script that queries the registry on multiple servers looking for specific keys (dealing with iSCSI). After the query, I need to make changes to some of the keys in: ...
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Registry Lookup

Is anyone on here familiar with a website that offers the ability to lookup specific registry/GPO settings such as AutoAdminLogon. I imagine this site would give you the full path to the GPO setting ...
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How to disable Java across all browsers via registry?

With the known Java threat on the loose, I've pushed a GPO to disable Java within IE. However, I'd like to disable Java across all browsers. Java provides documentation on how to do this via their ...
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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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Web Server crashing due to memory errors. It's like clock work

I have an IIS server that is crashing at about 3:15 am every Friday and Saturday. I understand that swapping out DIMM A in Bank 1 would probably fix the issue. But I would like to hopefully resolve ...
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How to correct “No value could be found for (Allowhotkey) that satisfies all lockdown requirements.”?

After updating a Windows XP SP3 machine to Citrix Receiver v3.3, the user is unable to launch any published applications. The error they got is: No value could be found for (Allowhotkey) that ...
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GPO Startup Script can't modify HKU Registry?

I've been scratching my head with my current problem. You see, I have this Startup Script that I pushed via GPO. Problem is, although the script starts alright (I see the event it created when ...
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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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Exporting Windows Registry settings by batch file

I am writing a batch file to migrate certain settings from one windows machine to another. I'm having problems with the regedit /e switch. In the script, I'm exporting ODBC system entries and ...
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New property for indexing service on Windows Server 2008 - Where to put registery entry

I'm trying to set up a new property in the indexing service for Server 2008. I've followed the tutorial here http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/19540/Microsoft-Indexing-Service-How-To which is all ...
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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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Remote hosts accessing AD's registry

I have a situation here. I have an intrusion detection system and it constantly alerts me that a remote host is accessing our AD's registry remotely. Our remote hosts are mainly Windows XP and our ...
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Powershell Registry value to be used as variable

I am looking on how to return one value from the registry. I only want the AGENTGUID value from this command. $reg=reg query "\\$computer\HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Network Associates\ePolicy ...
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Remove Legal Notice IN Registry [closed]

I have a very slow laptop that I need to reboot 3 times a day. It is connected to a Windows domain. I have managed to get it to auto-logon, but I still get prompted to hit ok after reading a legal ...
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NTUSER.DAT and UsrClass.dat files building up by the thousands, why and can I delete?

I've noticed that my web server, 2008 Xen VM, gradually loosing free space - more than I would of though from normal use and decided to investigate. There are two problem areas: ...
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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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Enable usr account external hardisk? [closed]

I have a Windows 2008 installation on an external harddisk, it turns out that my account is disabled on this external harddisk. Can I enable this account again? For example by booting into my default ...
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ADMX Policies and Preferences

After writing a custom ADMX template and adding it to the PolicyDefinitions, I see the following warning when looking at the Policy Setting: Note: This registry setting is not stored in a policies ...
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Can ranges overlap in ReservedPorts?

The value ReservedPorts in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters contains a list of port ranges to reserve so the system won't assign them to programs dynamically. ...
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Is there a registry key change that will by-pass the Windows Domain Join Welcome page?

I'm scripting some Windows Server 2008 R2 builds using Power Shell. Some software needs to be installed after the server has joined the domain. Since I want to automate everything, I'm looking to ...
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Force software rendering in Adobe Reader 10.1.3

In Adobe Reader 10.x there is an option under Edit>Preferences...>3D & Multimedia to set the renderer to use the software renderer instead of Directx. I've read that using the software setting ...
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Is it possible, via GPO or other method, to turn Internet Explorer's intranet compatibility mode OFF across a domain?

Our school's VLE has a few problems when running in IE8/IE9's Compatibility View. Mainly it causes difficulties with uploading files. This problem is easily remedied by un-ticking the Display ...
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What could cause a program to stay in “Add/Remove Programs” even after removing from registry

Trying to manually remove an entry from Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. (custom software, not MS KB patch or windows component and not doing anyting 'funky' like trying to stop itself form ...
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Can i get Source Path of Installed application?

is there any way to know that form which path an application was installed. for example I have firefox.exe in D:\Downloads\App\firefox.exe and when I install it, it is installed in C:\Program ...
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Where can I find authoritative info about the “DSA Heuristics” registry key for domain controllers?

I have found many different webpages all saying to put different strings in for the value HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters\DSA Heuristics. From what I can tell it appears to be a ...
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Sending DHCP specific vendor options to a Windows server

My goal is send some information (url and a one-time token) to a windows machine. It's working fine for GNU/Linux servers because I get the information from /var/lib/dhcp/dhcp.lease or similar. This ...