[dba-Tech] Registry question

Stuart McLachlan stuart at lexacorp.com.pg
Fri Aug 6 07:53:47 CDT 2004

On 6 Aug 2004 at 8:16, Andy Lacey wrote:

> W2K as usual. I want to edit the registry to lock down some functionality
> for a specific user on a machine. I feel, howeverr, that I'm in a tricky
> situation. AFAIK I can only edit a user's settings whilst logged on as them
> (i.e. via HKCU). So I have to make sure that that user can do a regedit. One
> of the reg changes I want is to remove the Run from the Start Menu. I can do
> that but once I do that how will I ever be able to get back in to change
> that user's reg settings? By definition if they can't edit the registry then
> neither can I when logged on as them. But neither can I edit HKCU for THEM
> when logged on as ME. Any ideas?

Removing the ability to run regedit doesn't remove the ability to edit the 

Export the appropriate key as a .reg file and store it somewhere safely.
If you want to restore it, retrieve the .reg file and "Merge" it.

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