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How to make changes to a users HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive on a Terminal Server

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I have a Windows 2003 Terminal Server.

How can I make changes to a users HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive,  signed on as the Admin at the console of the TS ?

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Assuming this user is currently logged on to the TS: Start regedit, go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList; check the keys (the user SIDs) there until you find the one that points to the correct user name in the "ProfileImagePath" value. Make a note of the last four digits of this key's name.
Now go to HKEY_USERS, and check the keys (user SIDs) there until you find the one that ends with the four digits from step one; this is the user's "HKCU" hive, edit as necessary.
If the user is not logged on: Start regedit, highlight "HKEY_USERS", choose "Load Hive" from the File menu. Browse to the user's profile (location is specific to your environment, depending on whether you're using local or roaming profiles), open "ntuser.dat". When asked for a name, name it temp-username or whatever. Edit as necessary. Important: When done with editing, highlight the "temp-username" key, choose "Unload Hive" from the File menu.
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