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Windows 7: Registry Permissions


29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Registry Permissions

I'm Administrator in my PC, but when i try to give me permission of a key in the registry, it appears an error message. It doesn't happen with any other key.Any ideas?
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29 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

There are some keys in the registry that will not allow access whatever you do.

You could try running regedt32.exe, but I'd be careful
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29 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

You need to take ownership of the key. As RegHakr mentioned. Use caution. In regedit...

Right click the registry key in the left pane and select Permissions. Click the advanced button.

Goto the Owner tab and select Administrators. Check the box Replace owner on subcontainers and objects. Click Apply.

Goto the Permissions tab. Select Administrators and check the box 'Replace all child object permissions with inheritible permissions from this object'.

Click the Edit button and for the 'apply to' drop down select: This key and subkeys. Check Full Control (if its not already). Click Ok followed by Apply.

You should now be back at the original permissions dialog... Select Administrators and check the Full control box (if its not already checked).
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29 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

On certain keys, permission do not work no matter what you do.

You get an access denied message.
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03 Sep 2010   #5

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
On certain keys, permission do not work no matter what you do.

You get an access denied message.
On previous versions of windows you could boot from another system, and then hex edit the registry files to change the key names to something else. Don't know if that still works in Windows 7.
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03 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpiCenter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
On certain keys, permission do not work no matter what you do.

You get an access denied message.
On previous versions of windows you could boot from another system, and then hex edit the registry files to change the key names to something else. Don't know if that still works in Windows 7.
And you shouldn't be doing that in the first place. The Registry is not a play ground.
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04 Sep 2010   #7

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpiCenter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
On certain keys, permission do not work no matter what you do.

You get an access denied message.
On previous versions of windows you could boot from another system, and then hex edit the registry files to change the key names to something else. Don't know if that still works in Windows 7.
And you shouldn't be doing that in the first place.
Indeed, but microsoft doesn't seem to understand that.
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04 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Which key are we talking about? Give the full path in your reply.
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04 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
On certain keys, permission do not work no matter what you do.

You get an access denied message.
If this happens, you would need to add and select the Users by selecting Add..., type Users in the box with heading "Enter the object name to select", press the button Check Names, click and highlight WhateverAdmin\Users, Ok > Ok. Now go to the Owner tab, highlight Users and put a check mark in Replace owner on subcontainers and objects > Ok. In the permissions dialog, place check mark in Full Control for Users.

To the original poster, I agree with user logicearth. The above will allow you to do what you want but it is dangerous unless you know something about tailoring permissions safely.
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