Questions tagged [windows-registry]

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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Windows Long Filepaths Registry Setting

Just a quick question for something, I can't seem to find out about online. When enabling the LongPathsEnabled registry value by setting it to 1, does this require setting on the client computers, the ...
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Does Windows store time/date when a known SATA drive/volume was last connected?

Assume an internal SATA hard drive named "Samsung-XYZ" with one partition called "Backups" is connected to a PC. If the drive is removed (while the PC is powered down), will the ...
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I can't register in website keeps showing that VPN not allowed [closed]

Keep saying connecting through VPN proxies not allowed. This attempt has been logged.
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Additional info request on DSC Syntax for Binary Registry Key

I have more questions about implementing the solution found in: DSC Syntax for Binary Registry Key For the most part the solution suggested by Matthew Whetmore worked... but if the data starts with &...
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How do I determine what Registry Keys a GPO modifies?

It seems like such a simple question, but after hours of googling I can not find a way to correlate a GPO policy and a registry key that it would modify. Does anyone have a way to decrypt them?
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Will GPO setting registry keys be reapplied on reboot?

Most GPO settings are either enforced/user can't change the setting/ or applied only one time /software install/. My question is - if I set a specific registry key using a GPO and the registry key is ...
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Can you set Windows search to index files for a given drive but not index contents without manually chaning it

Whenever I create new folders (mapped as a drive) for a user or department on the server it defaults to allowing Windows to index the files/folder (fine) but also defaults to index the contents of ...
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Changing W10 user settings and local group policy by Powershell in a Workgroup

I have an environment where we have approx 200 W10 PCs in a Workgroup. They all have the same image, with the same local admin account and a single generic end user account. The end user account has ...
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Why would a server in an AD environment allow Remote Registry access by FQDN, but deny and lock out accounts over IP address?

We have a situation where a software application cannot be installed because the admin account used during installation gets locked out during prerequisite checks. After some investigation, we found ...
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How can I create a registry key on all domain machines with group policy?

I have a domain with a controller and joined workstations. I want to create a registry item on all of the connected workstations using a group policy. I have created a group policy and tried to create ...
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difference between two registry locations for HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\

What is the difference between the two registry locations HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon:LegalNoticeText HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System:...
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Loading a performance DLL of a windows 7 service [closed]

I am trying to do a POC of recently published windows zeroday flaw where a vulnerability has been exposed in windows registry entries. I have created a performance subkey of a service RPCEPTMAPPER ...
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SCCM Configure ActiveX for All users using regedit

How can we enable the activeX for ALL USERS (not only current user) through SCCM using regedit? knowing that we can not enable the add-on using GPO (for reasons out of control)? I'll appreciate any ...
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How do I import registry wizard and distribute it via GPO?

Complete noob here, I'm trying to create a Registry Wizard in Group Policy management and distribute it on my host machines, while it's successful it's not exactly what I want, the registry I am ...
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Checking TLS 1.2 enabled or not on my Windows Server

I need to check if TLS 1.2 is enabled on my Windows Server 2019. In the registry the key TLS 1.2 is not present under Protocols But when I browse on a secure website (hosted on this server in IIS) ...
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Persistent registry settings on a workgroup computer with local group policy

From what I understand (and have tested) in What is the difference between Group Policy and Registry Policy processing in Windows?, computers within a domain would have a policy refresh every 90 to ...
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Group Policy: existing Policy values deleted when running gpupdate

Domain Controllers (2): Samba 4 Client: Windows 10 1909 x64 After joining a computer to the domain, when I run gpupdate /force for the first time, the values under these keys are deleted: HKLM\...
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Read Local “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” from another user, windows batch/powershell

Ok is a tricky question, I know. I have a software that runs validation scripts in all computers in network. I can create my own scripts too. But I found a problem that the script runs as specific ...
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Microsoft Intune - How to modify Windows 10 registry settings?

Win32 app uses bat file to install software and edit registry keys. Registry keys are modified if I run bat file locally but not when run through via Intune because Intune runs installation as System. ...
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Windows Registry CREATOR OWNER

I've got a program that creates a registry key in HKCU, but after that does not have the rights to write to it. It seems to me that CREATOR OWNER does not work. The strange thing is that it does work ...
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Determine the root cause of Windows update rendering PCs unbootable

Dozens of Windows 8.1 PCs across my environment show Fatal Error: C0000022 and cannot boot any further after installing either KB4541505 or KB4541509. Automatic Repair fails; they cannot be restored ...
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Firefox addon uninstall through registry

I have installed a Firefox add-on by adding a key-value pair in the registry under the following path- Software\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\Install\1 = "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/...
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registry keys are getting imported under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\WOW6432Node\ on windows server2016

I am trying to import registry keys along with my application installation using powershell. I am using below command to import registry values (which is placed in a file RegFileName) reg import ".\$...
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Delete Windows Share 'History' “the folders shared below were previously shared”?

When trying to share a folder, if there have been previous shares on folders (which have since been removed), Windows will prompt: "the folders shared below were previously shared" and ask what you ...
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How to prevent user from disabling the Mcafee

How can I prevent user from disabling the Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8? Is there any Registry or Local Group Policy that I could do it?
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Restrict Outlook client to corporate accounts

Does anyone have any experience with restricting Desktop clients of Outlook to only corporate accounts? We have contractors who will be using our equipment and have our email, but they also require ...
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Change Registry Key Permissions Access Control List using only Command Prompt

I am trying to change the Access Control permissions on a specific registry key i'm generating using a batch file. I try using regini.exe to pull the configuration from a .ini file and run into ...
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Microsoft IIS HTTP/2 Vulnerabilities Registry Keys Recommended Values

Microsoft "fixed" the HTTP/2 vulnerabilities recently discovered. The updates add the ability to create the registry keys to stop the vulnerabilities, they don't actually fix the vulnerabilities ...
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Registry mod to replace PowerShell with CMD in WinX menu (2019 new windows 10 update)

At some point in 2019 Windows 10 updated to where PowerShell is the default in the WinX menu. I'm looking for a solution to change this that can be syspreped and cloned. So a registry modification or ...
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Registry Setting - Windows lock screen grace period

I understand that there's a registry setting for configuring a period of time after the screen saver has activated during which the user can provide input (e.g. mouse movement) and not have to log-in ...
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Multiple values returned with GetDwordValue .uvalue

On a few systems I have GetDwordValue return duplicate values (.uvalue) The commands are $reg=Get-WmiObject -List -Namespace root\default -ComputerName $ip.ipaddress | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq "...
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Delete registry value specific to user and contained in user's hive

Trying to get a script to run across my domain to delete a registry value contained in the user's hive. This is the path it will be located: HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\OfficeCompat\Outlook\...
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Export a single entry of the registry

Is this posssible? For example i have a entry with the Name "DefaultProfile" and the Value "test". How can i export only this one entry not the full tree? I was thinking about somethign like reg ...
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Windows 10 path limit error

I have set LongPathsEnabled to 1 in Local Group Policy as mentioned here https://superuser.com/questions/1119883/windows-10-enable-ntfs-long-paths-policy-option-missing?answertab=votes#tab-top Then ...
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What is the default registry location that is used for the registry key ring for ASP.NET Core Data Protection system

TL;DR; In which registry hive does the ASP.NET Core Data protection system store it's keys when you are running your app in IIS with a worker process account without user profile ...
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Permissions changes on Windows event log are not working (GPO change)

I'm trying to grant permissions to the Network Service account (SID S-1-5-20) on the event log "Microsoft-Windows-CAPI2/Operational" (see picture below). However I need to push this change on more ...
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How does one grant an application exclusive access to the Windows registry?

My company uses a line-of-business application with a peculiar requirement. This software's purpose is to manage data collected by a personnel electrostatic discharge test machine (i.e., poll the ...
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Stop Windows 10 from translating appx's based on language setting

Windows appx's (calculator, photos etc.) seem to translate its names and user interfaces based on the first language in the following language setting: "Settings">"Time & Language">"Language">"...
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Windows 10 1809 - Region/language registry keys

I got two simple question for you guys today, hopefully you can help me since I haven't been able to find it myself for some reason. For Windows 10 1809 what registry keys controls the following ...
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Export/Import Registry ACLs

Is it possible to export/import Windows registry ACLs? How might one go about doing so? A normal registry export does not include the ACLs. (I'm referring to the permissions that can be set on ...
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PowerShell - export-csv non-uniform object collection - wrong columns

I am having a script which takes list of servers, goes through their registry and looks for registry values using wildcard. For each hostname it produces object, but it's properties vary. These ...
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Uninstall a single server instance through the registry

I'm running SQL Server 2014 and have 50 separate instances running. This is the max limit of number of instances for this version and I obviously need to uninstall some instances and clean up. ...
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Windows registry subkey creation not generating logs (Windows event ID 4657)

I am experiencing an issue where I am trying to audit a specific registry key via Windows Event ID 4657. TL; DR: I have tried to setup auditing on a registry key when a new subkey is created under it,...
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Converting Microsoft Security Essentials DateTime in registery to readable format

I am trying to get some data from the Windows Registery using Windows Powershell (5.0+), specifically data of Microsoft Security Essentials. I managed to decode almost all of it and convert it to a ...
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Allow standard user to modify HKCU registry from script

I'm writing a batch script to launch a program for my Citrix environment and I'm running into some issues with a couple of reg keys I'm trying to set in the script. essentially I'm launching an ...
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Windows services (Services.msc) not accepting logon user account password but using some default password

I've installed a Record Manager software over my Windows Server and after installation I am able to see a service generated by the installer in Service Control Manager Services.msc which at first ...
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How to define Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communication (always) with ansible win_regedit

I want to select Define this policy setting for Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communication (always) in the Group Policy on Windows Server with Ansible and select Disabled radio button. The ...
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Windows 10 - What is causing User Profile Service service failed the logon error?

Domain environment My environment is seeing a spike in an issue where users cannot log into their profiles, while being met with error: "The User Profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot ...
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Do you know where is AllocateDASD registry in Windows 2016?

Until Windows 2012, there is MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\AllocateDASD but it doesn't exist on Windows 2016. Do you know where it is?
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HKCU Sotware In Registry & Malware

In reading about forensics its mentioned that malware could be found in the Software HKCU. My question is if malware installs will Windows definitely put it in this registry section? I always assumed ...

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