Microsoft Windows Registry Guide

Microsoft Windows Registry Guide

by Jerry Honeycutt

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Get the in-depth information you need to modify—and seamlessly manage—the Windows registry. Written for IT professionals and power users, this vital resource reveals little-known registry techniques, tricks, tips, and secrets to make your job easier. Understand the inner workings of the Windows operating system—and use the registry to get Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP to run the way you want, on a single desktop or across the network. You’ll learn how to pinpoint registry settings and script registry changes, deal with registry permissions, use Windows Installer, and map Tweak UI settings. Also, find best practices for how to back up, restore, and maintain registry settings with confidence. The CD includes 100+ registry files for customizing operating system appearance and behavior, and the complete eBook. You’ll learn how to:
Apply best practices to back up, restore, manage, and modify the registry
Customize group and system policies to manage multiple PCs and users remotely
Track down registry settings and script changes
Optimize server services, including network connections and authentication
Deploy user profiles and Microsoft Office program settings
Configure security services, including Windows Firewall, templates, and service pack features
Troubleshoot the registry—resolving common problems and corruption issues

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735622180
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 09/14/2005
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jerry Honeycutt, MVP for Windows, is a popular author with more than 25 books to his credit, including Microsoft Windows Desktop Deployment Resource Kit. In addition, he is a columnist for Windows XP Expert Zone and Microsoft TechNet.

Table of Contents



Part I: Registry Overview

Chapter 1: Learning the Basics

Chapter 2: Using Registry Editor

Chapter 3: Backing Up the Registry

Chapter 4: Hacking the Registry

Chapter 5: Mapping Tweak UI

Chapter 6: Configuring Servers

Part II: Registry in Management

Chapter 7: Using Registry-Based Policy

Chapter 8: Configuring Windows Security

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Problems

Chapter 10: Finding Registry Settings

Chapter 11: Scripting Registry Changes

Part III: Registry in Deployment

Chapter 12: Deploying User Profiles

Chapter 13: Mapping Windows Installer

Chapter 14: Deploying with Answer Files

Chapter 15: Cloning Disks with Sysprep

Chapter 16: Configuring Windows PE

Chapter 17: Deploying Office 2003 Settings

Chapter 18: Fixing Common IT Problems

Part IV: Appendixes

Appendix A: File Associations

Appendix B: Network Settings

Appendix C: Per-User Settings

Appendix D: Per-Computer Settings

Appendix : About the Author

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