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 configure proxy settings for LOCAL SYSTEM?

If I edit Proxy Settings through the Control Panel, the settings are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyEnable and ...\ProxyServer. These ...
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Enabling system wide TCP keepalives on a Windows system

Can I change/add the KeepAliveTime and related registry variables to make a Windows machine send TCP keepalive packets on an idle connection? I want to know if anyone has successfully got this ...
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Best way to add HKCU keys and values for all existing users and all new users?

I need to add HKCU keys and values to all machines in a specific OU, for all existing user profiles and to the default profile. What's the best way to approach this? I could enumerate and iterate ...
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What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?

Note: the base problem for me is to be able to access a network share that I (Win 7 admin user) have set up when I run an elevated program. Normally the elevated program will not have access to my ...
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MSI package for reg deployment

What is the best way to create MSI package to deploy a registry key over a network, rather than using GPO.
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Issues disabling SSL 2.0 in IIS 6

I have reviewed both related posts on this site: How do I disable SSL 2.0 support on IIS? How to disable SSL 2.0 on IIS 7.5? The issue I am having is that I have implemented the registry change, ...
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Does the DisablePagingExecutive registry change have any actual effect?

On a number of machines in the past, across different versions of Windows (2000, XP, and no Vista), I've enabled DisablePagingExecutive to try and improve performance. In each case, and I've had ...
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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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Disabling “MyApp has stopped working” dialog

When an application crashes on Windows Server 2008 SP1, I get this message box: MyApp has stopped working Windows is searching for a solution... How can I prevent this message box from appearing? ...
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Run a .REG file in a logon script where regedit is disabled?

I need to run a .REG to add entries to the registry on logoff, but our GP environment disables regedit. I could probably accomplish this by turning regedit on, running the script, and then turning it ...
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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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How can we insert multiple keys into a registry folder without using 3rd party tools?

To insert multiple keys into a registry folder (e.g. Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\....\....), I basically have to manually right click → New → Key for each key. This can get annoying and ...
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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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How to set permissions on registry keys from the command line?

There used to be the tool Regini.exe from the Windows 2000 Resource Kit to do this, but it is no longer supported by Microsoft. Reg.exe can't do it either. Any ideas?
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How to edit registry hives without live running

I have a windows Vista system that had the underlying disk partitions changed. The number and logical location of the partitions didn't change as far as I can tell). When it boots up it says I need ...