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is there a way to apply ie registry settings to ALL USERS

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I have a registry key that will disable the saving and auto fill of passwords and such in internet explorer.
the problem is the logged in user is a limited user.
So is there a way to run as a elevated user via the command prompt and apply a registry settings to all users even though the value is specific to current user?
REGEDIT4

;Internet Explorer uses the option "AutoComplete" to remember the typed text in a web form or a URL. 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Use FormSuggest"="No"
"FormSuggest Passwords"="No"
"FormSuggest PW Ask"="No"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete]
"AutoSuggest"="No"

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basically i want the above to be applied to every user when they use internet explorer

Thanks!
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Are the computer and user member of a Windows domain? The easiest way would be to publish those settings via Group Policy
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Alternatively you can place the reg file somewhere on the users computer and place a shortcut in all users Autostart calling

regedit /s <path and Name of your reg file>

A limited user is able to call regedit  as long as he isn't modifying keys he has no permissions.
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When using Group Policy I'd rather not use Group Policy Preference for settings that exist in normal Group Policy templates

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms814860.aspx
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see the problem is i can run psexec \\computer -u username -p password regedit /s regfile.reg  but we use software like winselect that locks down the user. if winselect is disabled then it will apply just fine.  so i was wondering if there was a way to backdoor it via the command line and apply the registry setting to all users in that manner.
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If UAC is enabled you may encounter some issues when asking individual users to open customize reg files or placing them in the start up folder. Reason why GPO was designed must have been purely for these "Administrative" changes and not require any input from the users.
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When you lock down a users computer that far your only option will be group policy.
Again: is this a Windows domain?
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