Are Trust Center Settings stored in the registry? If so, Where? If not, where?

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I would like to make a reg file to quickly resolve an issue that some users may experience when we do a mass rollout of Office 2010. That being said, I just want to know where I can find the Trust Center settings for Office 2010 in the Windows XP registry. More specifically, I am looking for the Protected View settings. If the settings are not in the registry then where are they? Thanks in advance!
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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Security\ProtectedView

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Security\ProtectedView

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\Security\ProtectedView

http://www.howtogeek.com/60310/enable-editing-for-all-office-2010-documents-by-disabling-protected-view/

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Yes, the trusted locations are stored in the registry.

I don't have Office 2010, but I do have 2007, which should be the same, apart from the 12.0 below.  So, in the case of Word 2007, it writes the trusted locations to two places:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\Trusted Locations\Location<n>

and

HKEY_USERS\<user's SID>\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\Trusted Locations\Location<n>

where <n> is an integer.

I don't have the software on my machine at the moment, but if you need to search for another setting, you are best off using regmon to monitor the registry after making the change.  That will show you exactly where it is being written.

I can advise on regmon use if needed, just ask :o)

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Thanks for the quick responses! There is no ProtectedView key on my computer. I do however have Trusted Locations under Security. Unfortunately, my registry entries do not change when I change my protected view settings so I am not sure this is the right location for those values. Ideas?
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Something has to change.  Have you tried using FileMon to see what happens when you make the changes?

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Ozzeczek, it turms out you were absolutely correct. The problem was that for whatever reason, I was not able to see that key in the registry. I downloaded process monitor and captured the changes per the suggestion by mrwad99 and sure enough, there they are! Thanks guys for all your help! The awarded points are backwards. The accepted solution should be ozzeczek's response with the assist from mrwad99. Thank you!

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