9781565929432

Managing Windows 2000 Registry

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  • ISBN13:

    9781565929432

  • ISBN10:

    1565929438

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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Summary

The Windows 2000 Registry is the repository for all hardware, software, and application configuration settings. Managing the Windows 2000 Registry is the system administrator's guide to maintaining, monitoring, and updating the Registry database. A "must-have" for every 2000 system manager or administrator, it covers what the Registry is and where it lives on disk, available tools, Registry access from programs, and Registry content.

Author Biography

Paul Robichaux is an experienced software deveoper and author. He's worked on UNIX, Macintosh, and Win32 development projects over the past six years, including a stint on Intergraph's OLE team. He is the author of the Windows NT Server 4 Administrator's Guide.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
A Gentle Introduction to the Registry
1(21)
A Brief History of the Registry
1(9)
What Does the Registry Do?
10(7)
Advantages Offered by the Registry
17(3)
Registry Zen
20(2)
Registry Nuts and Bolts
22(34)
How the Registry Is Structured
22(22)
What Goes in the Registry
44(10)
Getting Data In and Out
54(2)
In Case of Emergency
56(34)
Don't Panic!
56(1)
Safety Strategies
57(4)
All About Emergency Repair Disks
61(10)
Backing Up the Registry
71(12)
Restoring a Backed-up Registry
83(7)
Using RegEdit
90(24)
Know Your Limitations
90(1)
Learning the RegEdit Interface
91(2)
``Just Browsing, Thanks''
93(2)
Connecting to Other Machines' Registries
95(1)
Searching for Keys and Values
96(2)
Printing Registry Contents
98(1)
Working with Keys and Values
98(8)
Exporting and Importing Data
106(6)
RegEdit Command-Line Options
112(2)
Using RegEdt32
114(37)
How RegEdt32 and RegEdit Differ
114(1)
Learning the RegEdt32 Interface
115(4)
Browsing with RegEdt32
119(2)
Remote Registry Editing
121(2)
Searching for Keys
123(1)
Saving and Loading Registry Keys
124(3)
Printing Registry Contents
127(1)
Editing Keys and Values
127(7)
Registry Security Fundamentals
134(2)
Securing Registry Keys in Windows 2000
136(7)
Securing Registry Keys in Windows NT
143(8)
Using the System Policy Editor
151(35)
All About System Policies
151(7)
Introducing the System Policy Editor
158(1)
Managing Policies with POLEDIT
159(9)
Distributing Policies
168(5)
What's in the Standard Policy Templates
173(11)
Picking the Right Policies
184(2)
Using Group Policies
186(24)
What Are Group Policies?
186(7)
Introducing the Group Policy Snap-in
193(5)
Managing Policies
198(5)
Distributing Policies
203(5)
What's in the Standard Policy Templates?
208(2)
Programming with the Registry
210(86)
The Registry API
210(37)
The Shell Utility API Routines
247(17)
Programming with C/C++
264(8)
Programming with Perl
272(12)
Programming with Visual Basic
284(12)
Administering the Registry
296(55)
Setting Defaults for New User Accounts
296(4)
Using Initialization File Mapping
300(3)
Limiting Remote Registry Access
303(4)
Fixing Registry Security ACLs in Windows NT
307(4)
Adding Registry ACLs to Group Policy Objects
311(2)
Encrypting HKLM/SAM with SYSKEY
313(9)
Miscellaneous Good Stuff
322(4)
Using the Resource Kit Registry Utilities
326(2)
reg: The One-Size-Fits-All Registry Tool
328(17)
Spying on the Registry with RegMon
345(6)
Registry Tweaks
351(26)
User Interface Tweaks
352(4)
Filesystem Tweaks
356(2)
Security Tweaks
358(6)
Performance Tweaks
364(8)
Network Tweaks
372(2)
Printing Tweaks
374(3)
The Registry Documented
377(48)
What's Here and What's Not
377(1)
HKLM/Hardware
378(1)
HKLM/Software
379(9)
HKLM/System
388(23)
HKU
411(1)
HKCR
412(2)
HKCU
414(10)
HKCC
424(1)
HKDD
424(1)
A. User Configuration Group Policy Objects 425(46)
B. Computer Configuration Group Policy Objects 471(34)
Index 505

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