[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

winexit.scr gives a registry error

Posted on 2009-05-12
5
Medium Priority
?
683 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello,

I am having the same problem as in this thread:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21118936.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+exampl+winexit.scr

I am getting this error instead of it closing programs and logging out:
"Error encountered while creating registry key. Make sure you have Set Value and Create Subkey permissions."

Can anyone tell me 1) what registry keys is this reffering to and why; and 2) how to fix this without changing user rights which I cannot do in our environment.

I tried the link given in the solution but it no longer works.

We are running windows 2000 sp4 and XP sp2 on the workstations, and win 2k and 2003 on the servers, with latest service packs.

Thanks,

maureen
0
Comment
Question by:maureen99
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:maureen99
ID: 24375861
Arrgh....I can't open regedt32.exe, it opens regedit.exe instead.  Tried to rename regedit.exe to regedit.xxx to see if i could open regedt32.exe and got access denied.  Why won't uncle bill let me

do what I want with my own computer?  I am really tired of windows trying to protect me from myself!!@  /rant off

After a reboot I did manage to rename regedit.exe in c:\windows system but it still opens when I open c:\windows\system32\Regedt32.exe. there a way around this?

thanks again!
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 24377427
maureen99--Why are you playing with regedt32.exe?  That first link I gave you says
"In Windows XP and later, Regedit.exe is the only Registry Editor tool that is included in the operating system. Regedt32.exe is no longer a part of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. "  It is correct that if you try to run Regedt32.exe, you will open Registry Editor which is regedit.exe.
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
jcimarron earned 2000 total points
ID: 24377446
0
 

Author Comment

by:maureen99
ID: 24378574
That's ok...I figured out how to change the permissions by right clicking on the HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMappings\Control.ini key and going into the permissios.  This fixed the original error.

BTW, my earlier rant was directed at MS no you.  Your links have helped me fix the original problem.

thanks very much for your help!

Maureen
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data.  Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade.  Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

650 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