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Remote Registry Edit of User Desktop Settings

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I can use remote registry editing fine in general, but I can't seem to find settings or keys to change the following: desktop settings for users on their local workstation. Even if I had to sit down in front of the PC, that would be fine. But what I need to do is set up different screen savers and backgrounds for different users, but when I run regedit, I can't find these settings for individual users. I don't want to have to log into the user's actual account, at least without changing their passwords. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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They are easily found in HKey current user/controlpanel/desktop. However, this is remotely only possible when the user is logged in. There is no profile editor as it was with NT3.51
If you have a domain, best is to setup Policies on the PDC.
If you want to edit a single user I think you can use regedt32 and manually load a structure, choose ntuser.dat:

highlight the HKEY_USERS window and click Load Hive from the Registry menu. Select the
Ntuser.dat file (usually from %windir%\Profiles\Default User directory). Type NTUSER in the Key Name dialogue box. Now
you can add or modify any Key or Value within this hive. Select Unload Hive from the Registry menu and exit Regedt32.

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