Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Information about Windows Registry Policeis

Posted on 2004-08-02
4
Medium Priority
?
163 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
Hi

I need to know some resources about windows registry policies values and their effects and knowing that which of them takes effect without logoff/restart windows.
(HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies)

thank you for your help.
0
Comment
Question by:mehdi_m
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Molando
ID: 11695813
best to work with something like group policies in MMC

start->run->mmc
console->add/remove snapin
add->Group policies

you can then right click on most of the policies and see what they do.


next go to:
http://www.sysinternals.com/
and get hold of regmon. when this is running, it will show you all registry access.

So find the group policy in mmc that you are interested in. start capture with regmon, change it, then stop capture. You will then be able to find out which registry key it is attached to.

As to which keys work straight away, and which ones after a reboot, they depend on the program that is useing them.

What you can do though to help is to tell the system that you have changed them
look at SHChangeNotify from the shlObj unit in win32.hlp.

if you do find any policies without an explanation, then just do a search on the microsofts web site. But the snap-in has most details.

Molando.
(yes it is worth its weight in gold)

0
 

Author Comment

by:mehdi_m
ID: 11714435
Dear Molando

mmc is not working (Is it just in WinXP?)
and the URL: http://www.sysinternals.com/ did not work!
but search in microsoft was useful

can you explain more about "mmc", please?
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Molando earned 500 total points
ID: 11724592
Just clicked on the link, it is working. maybe their site was down for a while.

mmc = microsoft management console. not on all versions of windows. It is just a handly way of accessing some of the more fun controls of windows.

On windows 2000 mmc should work from the command line.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/management/groupsteps.asp

On xp try: GPEDIT.MSC

for 98 you are unable to use group policies, you need to use system policys.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mehdi_m
ID: 11750881
Thank you for your help.
0

Featured Post

Become an Android App Developer

Ready to kick start your career in 2018? Learn how to build an Android app in January’s Course of the Month and open the door to new opportunities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Windows Speech API in Delphi. I will only cover basic functions such as text to speech and controlling the speed of the speech. SAPI Installation First you need to install the SAPI type library, th…
Creating an auto free TStringList The TStringList is a basic and frequently used object in Delphi. On many occasions, you may want to create a temporary list, process some items in the list and be done with the list. In such cases, you have to…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to add a cinematic look to any film or video out there. There are very few simple steps that you will follow to do so. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Enter Foreign and Special Characters Enter characters you can't find on a keyboard using its ASCII code ... and learn how to make a handy reference for yourself using Excel ~ Use these codes in any Windows application! ... whether it is a Micr…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month13 days, 3 hours left to enroll

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question