Managing the Registry

Windows Server 2003 provides several tools for working with the Registry. The main tool, of course, is Registry Editor, which is started by typing regedit or regedt32 at the command line or in the Run dialog box. Another tool for working with the Registry is the REG command.

Both tools can be used to view and manage the Registry. Keep in mind that although both tools are considered editors, any changes you make are applied immediately. Thus, any change you make is applied automatically to the Registry without you having to save the change.

Caution

As an administrator, you have permission to make changes to most areas of the Registry. This allows you to make additions, changes, and deletions as necessary. However, before you ...

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