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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 can I pull Minimum Password Length policy from Windows 10 registry?

Trying to pull the minimum password length policy information from the registry, but it appears that is no longer possible on later versions of W10? There are a number of documented answers out there ...
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Applocker - Publisher rule not working

In a bit to reduce the number of Applocker Packaged apps rules now that we are using the private store. We're looking into publisher only rules (right now, we have 1 rule per microsoft store ...
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Attempting to disable TLS1.0/1.1 on Windows level via GPO

As per title, am attempting to disable TLS1.0/1.1 and default to TLS 1.2 instead. However my registry do not have the below paths: ../Protocols/TLS 1.0/servers ../Protocols/TLS 1.0/clients ../...
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Windows NTP Server Registry Configuration

I inherited an environment with a Windows 2012R2 Domain Controller (serverA) set as the NTP server. This server is going to be retired shortly for a new (separate) 2019 instance. The domain controller ...
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Registry Key disappearing on reboot after added to read application and services logs via WMI

I have a Windows Server 2019 VM and am trying to collect some specific Windows Event Logs using Get-WmiObject In order to read an Event Logs channel in Applications and Services, I created a registry ...
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Force Windows 10 to load group policy from registry

I would like to apply several group policies (for data protection purposes) on various Windows 10 machines from time to time. The target machines are running with various Windows 10 version (Home, EDU,...
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Consequences to manually adding a entry to `HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall`

We have an application, lets call it 'App A', that when you run it checks the registry to see if another app, lets call it 'App B', is installed. It does this by searching HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...
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Is there a way to restore a backed up .reg while deleting added keys, not just overwrite existing keys?

I want do an export of the current state of the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters And so I can do that with: reg export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\...
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How can I disable the Windows Game DVR from the command line?

I need to disable the Windows Game DVR for a collection of Windows computers that will be running student exam / testing software, so that students can't use the Game DVR hotkeys to record the test ...
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Can i update the windows registry entries for HKEY_CURRENT_USER values without elevated privileges?

Links such as the following suggest that I should be able to edit the registry without elevated privileges, as long as I only update HKEY_CURRENT_USER. https://blog.codeinside.eu/2015/08/11/reg-exe-or-...
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Wine in Docker - "reg add" only keeps effects temporarily

Ive been bashing my head against a wall about this. I'm looking to add an executable to the PATH under wine on Ubuntu 20.04. Trying to configure this from the dockerfile, but having a weird issue. ...
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Redirect or alter specific registry key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE based on the logged in user

We would like to run an application under Terminal Server that's typically designed to run on a single client machine connected via network to a local server. This will mean multiple users logged on ...
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Enable legalnoticetext and legalnoticecaption, but suppress or skip for only one account

I have a workstation (Win 10 LTSC) that I am required to display a login notice, and I'm required to use the legalnoticetext/legalnoticecaption feature to do so. (You may also know legalnoticetext/...
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Adding "Never saved" websites to Edge via Group Policy, Registry, Script, etc

I would like to push "Never saved" websites to users' Chromium Edge settings. The goal is to disable password saving for these particular websites/domains. The method doesn't matter, only ...
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Registry keys for pending reboot missing

I'm trying to find a way to check if a computer has a pending reboot using the registry, but the expected registry keys don't seem to be present. On a test computer I'll run the simple command ...
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Disabling auto-login via gpedit?

Recently, one of our employee has left his computer in the customer's office, which could possibly leak some information from that device(Thankfully, it didn't happened). Right now, all of our ...
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Adding registry key via GPO creates but not affects to the system?

I could not give a detailed title to my question. But my problem is: I'm trying to add keyboard languages from Group Policy (Windows Server 2012R2) with Registry. I added like below: Then I check (as ...
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Windows 10 Disable Power Button in CTRL-ALT-DEL Menu but keep Power Button on Start Menu enabled

I'm currently trying to configure a Windows 10 v1909 Enterprise system with the following targets: disable the "power button" in the Ctrl-Alt-Del menu, preventing the user from shutting ...
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windows static routes location when created using netsh

On older windows systems persistent routes that were created with "route add" seems like this location is where they are stored in the registry. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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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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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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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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