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Unlock registry editing tools with vbs

I have a PC running Windows XP Pro and have no access to the registry editing tools but can sucessfully change the value of registry keys with a vbs script.

I have the following script that does not work :

'Enable Registry Editing tools.
'To disable Registry editing tools change "0" in the last line to "1".

Dim WSHShell
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WSHShell.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools", "0", "REG_DWORD"

I believe it should work but I get a rather nasty looking error message :

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Script: c:\unlock.vbs
Line: 5
Char: 1
Error: Invalid root in registry key
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools"
Code: 87070005
Source: WshShell.RegWrite
*****

Does someone have the solution ?

Regards

Kes3


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Raynard7Commented:
Hi,

I'd suggest that instead of using a vbs file you just get a registry editor that works

My workplace locks down the regedit.exe through registry restrictions etc but the free registrar lite 2.0 works fine - I've provided the link below

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/System_Maintenance_and_Repair_Utilities/Registrar_Lite.html
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Raynard7Commented:
Noting that this is not a hacking issue - but a way to access your own registry on your own computer
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kes3Author Commented:

I'd prefer to use a stand alone tool - apart from the fact I cannot install the above.

...It's an ex corporate box i got for £100 inc TFT monitor when they off loaded when going through the 3 year upgrade cycle and I don't want to rebuild : no time :-(   ).

I'd really perfer a script that will unlock it.


 
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Shift-3Commented:
Your script is correct.  The reason for the error is that your account does not have permission to modify that registry key.  You will not be able to change the value unless you can log on with an account that has permission to it.
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kes3Author Commented:

So how do I give myself admin privilidges ?
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kes3Author Commented:
Thanks for the help folks...
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