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Microsoft Windows Registry Guide, 2nd Edition

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

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

Book Details

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 2nd Edition (September 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735622183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735622180
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