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By Paul Robichaux

The home windows 2000 Registry is the repository for all undefined, software program, and alertness configuration settings, and Managing the home windows 2000 Registry is the procedure administrator's advisor to preserving, tracking, and updating the Registry database. The booklet, that is an replace of Managing the home windows NT Registry, addresses 4 major areas:

  • What is the Registry? the place does it continue to exist disk? How do process prone entry and use it? What do you do if it is broken or corrupted? each 2000 administrator faces questions like this, frequently in a determined try to repair anything that is broken.
  • What instruments can be found? targeted descriptions of Regedit, RegEdt32, the approach coverage Editor, team coverage Editor and chosen source equipment utilities clarify how you can edit and safe the Registry either on neighborhood and on distant computers.
  • How am i able to entry the Registry from a application? frequently tracking the Registry's contents is a technique to hinder disagreeable surprises. utilizing examples in C++, visible simple, and Perl, Managing the home windows 2000 Registry demonstrates tips on how to create Registry-aware instruments and scripts.
  • What's within the Registry? now not all Registry keys are safely documented by means of Microsoft or by way of the opposite owners who shop configuration info within the Registry. Managing the home windows 2000 Registry deals a guided travel of a few of those undocumented keys.

This publication is a "must have" for each 2000 process supervisor or administrator.

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Man. You still have to modify each user's account so that it points to the mandatory profile, but one you do Windows 2000 faithfully downloads and applies it when a user logs in. Changes made on the local workstation, however, aren't propagated back to the original profile as they are with regular profiles. [a] If you don't read the Dilbert comic strip: a) you should, and b) you won't get this joke. 4 Access Controls and Security Windows 2000 implements access control and security for the Registry in four overlapping levels.

The hex number "12345678" in big- and little-endian form To mix data between little- and big-endian machines, one end or the other has to swap the byte ordering. Even though NT was originally designed for little-endian machines (the x86 and MIPS), Microsoft realized that it might be desirable to run it on bigendian platforms someday. In aid of that goal, they gave us REG_DWORD_BIG_ENDIAN, which is rarely if ever seen on little-endian machines. It stores DWORD values in big-endian order, without translating them back to little-endian order on little-endian machines.

DAT. Microsoft is trying to keep user data out of the system folder. This table contains a few surprises. First, let's start with the HARDWARE key. It doesn't have a permanent hive because its data is never stored on disk--but there's an entry for it in the hive list anyway. There's undoubtedly a good reason for this, but no one outside Microsoft knows what it is. Next are the SID and SID_Classes hives. Those aren't their real names; SID is just a placeholder for the SID of the user currently logged into the console.

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