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RE: Re: Suggestion for FAQ update

From: Sven Uhlig <svenuhlig_at_web.de>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:43:33 -0700 (PDT)

> On 8/23/2012 12:37 PM, Stefan K√ľng wrote:
> Perhaps said "security" application is also refusing to elevate the
> user's permissions when he launches regedit.exe via "Run as administrator".
>
> I've been in the business for quite some time and never found myself
> unable to edit any portion of the registry, provided that the Registry
> Editor was launched with elevated ("true" Administrator) permissions.
> After all, isn't that the point of Administrator permissions? To be able
> to perform ANY action?

There is more to windows registry than only normal user and administrator. There are also permissions for each key/directory. Right-click on the "directory" and you will see an entry "permissions" in the context menu. This allows you to set "full"/"read"/"special" access. You have to set the right permissions first, before you can edit the keys - even with an administrator account.

See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728310(v=ws.10).aspx

Best regards
Sven.

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