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Windows 2000 Registry Handbook helps administrators become more effective and productive. This handbook helps you use the registry for practical business purposes. While other books tend to discuss technology for the sake of technology, this book delivers timely, critical information that you can use to perform your job better. Topics covered are administering and securing the Registry, customizing Windows 2000, scripting changes, troubleshooting, and diagnosing common Registry errors.
About the Author
As a best-selling author, Jerry has written over 20 books. He is a frequent speaker at assorted public events, focusing on the Internet and the Windows product family as well as other development issues. Jerry has five years networking experience, implementing complex enterprise solutions with Microsoft Windows NT Server, Microsoft BackOffice and other technologies. In the course of writing so many books about the registry, Jerry has invested thousands of hours learning about the heart and soul of Windows.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Special Features in This Book.
1. Understanding Registries.
What Is the Registry? Registry Bits and Pieces. Root Keys in the Registry. Registry Files on Disk.
2. Accounting for Registry Changes.
Registry Editors. Registry Content. Registry Security. Secondary Logon. Disaster Recovery. Resource Kit Tools.
3. Editing with Regedit.
Introducing Regedit. Starting Regedit. Navigating Regedit. Working with Keys and Values. Bookmarking Favorite Subkeys. Exporting and Importing. Using Command-Line Options. Administering Clients.
4. Editing with Regedt32.
Starting Regedt32. Navigating Regedt32. Working with Keys and Values. Exporting Subkeys to Text Files. Loading and Unloading Hive Files. Administering Network Registries. Securing the Registry.
5. Safeguarding Configurations.
Planning a Strategy. Using Microsoft Windows Backup. Saving Subkeys to Hive Files. Exporting Subkeys to Text Files. Copying Users' Profile Folders. Making Emergency Repair Disks.
6. Administering Registries.
Security. User Profiles. Registry Size Limit. Remote Administration.
7. Customizing Windows 2000.
Relocating Shell Folders. Working with Shell Folders. Customizing Icons. Mastering Shortcut Menus. Customizing the Start Menu. Personalizing Internet Explorer 5. Clearing History Lists. Running Programs at Startup. Logging On to the Network Automatically.
8. Using Microsoft Tweak UI.
Getting Tweaked. Installing Tweak UI. Checking for Newer Versions. Tweaking Your Settings. Hiding Control Panel Icons.
9. Tracking Down Registry Settings.
Finding Changes in the Registry. Auditing the Registry to Detect Changes. Monitoring the Registry for Changes. Comparing Two Computers' Registries. Tracking the Registry with ConfigSafe.
10. Scripting Customizations.
Updating Values with REG Files. Editing the Registry Within Batch Files. Repeating Commands for a List of Items. Writing Scripts for Windows Script Host. Editing the Registry with INF Files. Changing the Registry During Installation.
11. Diagnosing Registry Errors.
Using Regedit.exe. Using Regedt32.exe. Importing and Exporting REG Files. Using Registry Editor's Options. Working with Remote Registries.
12. Repairing Damaged Registries.
Using Proper Interfaces. Removing Program Artifacts. Borrowing Subkeys and Values. Repairing Computers That Won't Start. Fixing Other Common Problems. Disabling Internet Explorer 5 Integration.
13. File Associations.
Overview. Filename Extension Subkeys. Class Definition Subkeys. Miscellaneous Subkeys. The ShellNew Subkey. Significant Class Definitions. Significant COM Class Identifiers.
14. Per-User Settings.
HKCU\AppEvents. HKCU\Console. HKCU\Control Panel. HKCU\Environment. HKCU\InstallLocationsMRU. HKCU\Keyboard Layout. HKCU\Network. HKCU\RemoteAccess. HKCU\Software. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion.
15. Per-Computer Settings.
HKLM\HARDWARE. HKLM\SAM. HKLM\SECURITY. HKLM\SOFTWARE. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion. Uninstall. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion. HKLM\SYSTEM. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control.