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How to make HCCU registry settignu apply to all users?

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I have to make a registry addition in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

I have found once I add entries, they only apply to the user who ren the addentry.reg file.

How can I make the entries I need affect all users?

Thanks,
Scott

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You can add the REG as a startup script or thru a batch file whenever another user logs in.
Gareth GudgerSolution Architect
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Put it in

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
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Diggisaur is on the money here.

Gareth GudgerSolution Architect
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First for everything I guess. :)

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I understood that  adding it to:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT would just make it affect "new" users, not existing ones.  No/Wrong?

I tried adding the key to Hkey Local machine and it appears to work there, is that the wrong thing to do?

Thanks,
Scott

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Machine is a per machine setting so it's okay there as well.

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Netman66,

Then there is no harm addid it there?  Even though that entire structure wasn't there bofore?

Thanks,
Scott

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