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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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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Group Policy for Proxy settings, two policies not applying

I have an interesting one that I need some help with that I can't figure out. We have a proxy which we direct every one to via a group policy which edits the registry. (this was setup before I ...
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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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Windows Server - TLS - Registry - Schannel - SystemDefaultTlsVersions and DisabledByDefault

We have recently disabled TLS 1.0 on some of our servers (a mixture of 2k8 R2, 2k12 R2 and 2016) and on one of them (for now) I see a large amount of Schannel errors in the event viewer: A fatal ...
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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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Office 365 - Set Outlook Default Fonts

My Goal: I am attempting to modify the default font in Outlook for all new users on a computer. This is all being done through MDT at deployment time. My current method is based on many articles ...
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How to add permission of unknown account SID to registry item again?

So I removed the registry permission for S-1-15-3-1024-1065365936-1281604716-3511738428-1654721687-432734479-3232135806-4053264122-3456934681 of RuntimeBroker.exe, which is RegistryRead permission. I'...
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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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Alternatives to mapped network drives (Windows)

I'm currently using HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\DOS Devices as an alternative to mapped network drives in Windows 7 & 10 systems. Long story. I'm also using HKLM:\...
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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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Set Reg keys under Current User during an OSDeploy tasksequence

I have the TS setting the registry keys in the HKEY_Local_Machine no problem. My issue is that I want to, by default, set a key for the HKEY_Current_User. I want to have the "Automatically detect ...
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Power Plan setting doesn't match registry value

A performance tuning tool reported that a bunch of our servers are set to the "Balanced" power plan when they should be set to "High Performance". The tool gets the value from HKLM\SYSTEM\...
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How do I set up multiple unique accounts via command line?

I have to setup and configure about 60 (+ more in the future) windows 7 embedded PC's with the same settings. Each of these PC's will have 12 accounts on them. Each of the accounts will have their own ...
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NoDeletePrinter not stopping deletion of printers

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer NoDeletePrinter REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1) GPUpdate. GPUpdate /Force. Log out. Reboot. All that jazz - still able to ...
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Deleting orphaned .msp and .dll files

I have two terminal servers that I need to clear room off of. I have 35.8gb of .dll's and 15.5gb of .msp's. I need to clear these en masse, as there are literally thousands of files that I would have ...
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Hiding the Windows 10 “You have been signed in with a temporary profile”

Unlike most people on the internet searching something related to this, I do not want to fix this message. In this test environment domain users are meant to have a temporary profile. I am tying to ...
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Possible to determine what Windows security policy might be affecting automatic logins?

I am working on a simple internal tool that does some work, reboots the machine, auto-logs in, and then continues doing its work (until it's done). This worked fine on our Windows Server 2008 machines ...
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How to make sure TLS is using AES 256

I am trying to establish a secure TLS connection between my system and a third party API. Third party mandates that I have to use AES 256 for all communication, Now I have installed a X509 ...
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How to make a registry key pull %username% variable?

I have a logon script that imports a registry key. No big deal. This works. My wish is to have the registry populate the current user logged on into that field. So presently I have to manually ...
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WMI Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfOS_Memory class doesn't exist

The Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfOS_Memory WMI class (and many others) don't seem to exist. From a scripting perspective I asked this question when I couldn't get ...
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Is it possible to detect the Windows Update status via registry, to see if the system is “fully updated”?

I would like to be able to check the computer's update status by querying the registry. I specifically would like some to check if the computer's update status is "fully updated". I have looked ...
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How to remove “Hide these specified drives in My Computer” group policy

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal server on a standalone workgroup. The client asked for the C drive to be hidden so I enabled the "User configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows ...
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Internet Explorer save file location

Background: We use a Remote Desktop / Terminal Server for our ERP application. It integrates with SQL SRS to generate reports. Reports are viewed in our ERP application, but are actually IE windows ...
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Changing Local Intranet security zone by registery

I need to change the User Authentication options on the Local Intranet from the registry but couldn't determine the right value Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\...
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Enable RemoteFX USB redirection via Registry

I am trying to enable RemoteFX USB redirection on our thin clients which are not domain joined. Currently, if I use local group policy editor on one of the devices, and set the policy to enabled for ...
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Disable Proxy Server

We use a proxy server here but occasionally the user needs to disable it. I have the registry keys that disable it but it doesn't seem to take effect until after a reboot. Is there a service or ...
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Programatic Registry editing blocked

I am seeing a situation where a PowerShell script can't write to the Software key of the Local Machine hive, but the user can manually do it in Regedit. Is there a Group Policy that would limit ...
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Capture registry changes between two snapshots and save the changes to a reg file

I am wanting to snapshot my registry once, install software then snapshot the registry again how-ever I then want to be able to compare the changes and save the added keys etc to a .reg file so I can ...
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Update Windows 10 Update Status Times In Security Settings

We use an RMM Software that controls and manages Microsoft Patches. It is not able to automatically update the 'Last Checked Time' in the Update and Security Module. In previous windows we would ...
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AWS EC2 Instance lost trust relationship and local admin disabled too

Win2012 Lost Trust Relationship issue can easily be fixed in following situations: You have physical access to the server to provide Windows Recovery Disk You have Local Credential to log in and fix ...