Thursday, June 17, 2010

Disable Registry Editing Tools

This restriction disables the ability to interactively run the standard Microsoft registry editing tools such as REGEDIT and REGEDT32.

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value named 'DisableRegistryTools' and set the value to '1' to disable registry editing functions. This can also be enabled on a user-by-user basis by putting the same value in the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER] hive.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

If you have inadvertently locked yourself out of your registry you can use usually use WinGuides Tweak Manager to unlock it. Please don't abuse this by trying to circumvent system administrator policies.

Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System
Value Name: DisableRegistryTools
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = allow regedit, 1 = disable regedit)


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About This Blog

The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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