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Writing to Registry: How do I acquire the proper permissions?

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Application.UserAppDataRegistry.SetValue("name", "value");

This microsoft article says I nead proper permissions (read, write, create), but it gives no information on how those permissions are specified! :(


I need to know how to acquire proper permissions to use code such as the above.

Question by:clifgriffin

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Volcano_88101 earned 140 total points
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Below is an except from the page.
The Link posted is a link to RegisteryPermissionAccess Enumeration

Often times your Installer will create and set the permissions and sometimes the initial value of them

Your application will require Create and Write registry permissions to write to the registry and Read permission to read the registry. For more information working with registry keys, see the documentation for the GetValue and SetValue methods of the Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey class and the System.Security.Permissions.RegistryPermissionAccess enumeration documentation in the .NET Framework SDK documentation.

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AlexFM earned 140 total points
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Don't care. You don't need to make anything to get these permissions. Microsoft mentioned possible reason of Registry operations failure. That means, if one of your customers tries to run the program from Guest account, Write Registry operation will fail.
The only thing you should do is to handle exception and give appropriate message to user.

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