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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing IIS Registry Settings

The Windows Registry stores configuration settings for the operating system, the server hardware, and all installed applications. The registry is essential to the proper operation of the operating system. You should make changes to the registry only when you know how these changes will affect the system.

Working with the Registry

Registry settings are stored as keys and values. These keys and values are placed under a specific root key. The root key controls when and how other keys and values are used. The root keys are:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Configuration settings for applications and files. Ensures that the correct application is opened when a file is started through Microsoft Windows Explorer or object linking and embedding ...

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