Registry permission error in Windows 7 64 bits

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I have some registry problems in my recently installed windows 7 64 bits.

When I try to add a 32 bits ODBC throw C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe (and running as Administrator) and It throws me a "Cannot Write to registry" error.

If I enter into regedit as an administrator and if I go to any entry under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ODBC\ODBC.INI I get an Access Denied error. If I try to assign rights to that key, It says I don't have permission to change the permissins.

Thanks, Ariel
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Commented:
You may not be opening the correct regedit.exe file.
Check out this link for more information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305097

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Ok. If I use the 32 bits regedit I don't have this keys created.

I steel have the error creating the 32 bits ODBC driver and I don't have the rights as administrator in the 64 bits regedit

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You sure you right-clikcing on the regedit.exe and selecting "Run As Administrator" (just to make things clear).
Even with an admin account, regedit does not autostart in admin mode.

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yes, I'm sure... This is my incognit, why I cannot edit the registry running as administrator
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Hi,

I've just solve this.

The problem was the users lost the registry rights so I use the Win XP technique in Win 7.



I followed the steps of this link, but instead of use SubInACL, I've used the 64 bits version of SerACL.



Thanks for your help, Ariel

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