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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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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Block or disable Ad-hoc connection

Is there any GPO or registry setting to block Ad-hoc connection in Window XP and Window 7. Please note that, We can't block Wireless connection, as user goes out of Office, for meeting client. I have ...
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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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How to debug high memory usage by registry?

I have a windows 2008 r2 server running ADFS2 and some web apps that is having issues with low memory. Digging around I found that the 5.5 GB were being used under Kernel Memory (paged). Further ...
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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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0x0000007b WinXP in VirtualBox with no Admin access on source drive [closed]

I have a physical drive with an installation of WinXP-32 which I have made a clone of using SysInternals disk2vhd. I have no admin rights on this installation. I have tried to boot this VHD in ...
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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 ...
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Can I use group policy to set the permissions on registry keys?

I know that I can use group policy preferences to set registry key values on a Windows 7 computer. But is it possible to apply registry key permissions using group policy? Note: I've seen this post ...
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Identifiying weird chinese registry entries in CurrentControlSet\Services

I noticed chinese characters inside my register under HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services. Inside these there was nothing. I googled the strings and found nothing. Anyway for me to identify these? ...
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Is there any way to read system hive files within a booted system?

Is there any way to get a copy of %systemroot%\system32\config\system, once the system is up and running? I know the OS puts a lock on this file to keep it from getting trashed, but all I need is to ...
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Group policy to disable notifications of particular errors?

How do i disable the notifications of particular errors? A little background to my issue. During the installation of the Kaspersky, it disables all the windows firewall for all except the domain. I ...
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HKEY_USERS entry for service account

I've created a service account for a scheduled task on our 2008R2 server. The task runs a powershell script, which will, among other things, download an archive from a linux server every time it is ...
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users unable to add registry keys to HKCU

I may not have this 100% correct so need some clarification. Are normal users on a 2003 terminal server allowed to add registry keys the their own HKCU section in the registry, or are they only ...
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domain user disabling screensaver

I have the following situation: Due to security reasons the screensaver is activated after 10 minutes, and immediately locks the screen. There are GPOs preventing the user from changing the ...
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Is there a maximum size for the registry's data item?

I'm trying to edit a registry entry on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and on all entries when you right click on the name and select modify it allows you to edit the Data field. One entry, however, ...
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IE 8 SessionMerging Registry Key Seems To Have No Effect on Desktop Shortcuts

We need to have our in-house web application always initiate a "new session" whenever a user accesses it on their desktop PC. With IE8, the sure-fire way to accomplish this is training the users to ...
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How to block access to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings?

I tried different solutions on Windows 7 Home Premium without luck. I'd need to know if that could be done by editing the registry. Thanks!
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Delete registry key via CMD script?

I'm want to edit an already production .cmd script file, to have the script delete a certain registry key in the Windows registry. Firstly, is this even possible, and secondly (if that's not ...
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Resizing desktop icons across a domain

We're in the process of trying to change the desktops icons on all our client machines to the "Classic View" size. Microsoft says there's no way to do this on Server 2008 R2 using GPO/GPP. We're ...
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Where is the registry key that point to location of $NTUninstall folders?

I am running out of room on the C: drive on my Windows Server 2003 R2 Server and want to move the $NTUninstall files to D:\Uninstall_Folder and update the registry key that tells Windows where to look ...
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Can't install Tortoise SVN 1.7.3 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to install just the Tortoise SVN client on my windows server 2008 R2 and get the following error message: Could not create key: ...
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Remotely Find Registry Keys in Registry Sub-folders

Via CMD I would like to find out remotely the registry entries for a folder in the registry. For example. If I could send a request to a computer to tell me what the keys, d-words, values, etc are ...
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Where can I find information about inbuilt registry keys for Windows Server 2008 R2?

Is there a resource for looking up the description and/or usage of W2K8 R2 registry keys? I need to understand integrity checksum change messages appearing in OSSEC logs on Amazon EC2 instances. ...