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 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: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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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 http://...
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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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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. (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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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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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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How to run x64 bit version of registry from cmd.exe located under c:\windows\sysWow64

I have a 32 bit application which has to add a value to x64 bit portion of the registry. I want to do it through utilization of regedit.exe -s fileWithKeys.reg, However when I try to span regedit (...
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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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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- HKLM\Software\Microsoft\...
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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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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 ...
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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 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...