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Windows 7: Remote Registry Changes

10 May 2016   #1
jeanrouge

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Remote Registry Changes

I need to log into a VM in order to update some Service Packs.
Because it is a new VM RDP is disabled.
Also the mouse does not operate - only the keyboard.
However the keystrokes one can send to the machine are limited and I cannot open the START menu.
The only way I can see to enable RDP so that I can get on with things is to use "Remote Registry" as per https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx
I have:-
1. Ensured that the Administrator account on the Local Machine has the same password as the VM
2. I rebooted everything (just in case)
3. I opened regedit on the local machine and had a lot of difficulty getting the name to resolve and the credentials accepted.
4. Finally it did but then it would not let me open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\......
5. Now, after logging out, in fact it has reverted to telling me that "Access Denied"
6. I can ping the VM but that is that.
This sort of stuff is way above my pay-grade does anyone have any ideas please?


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10 May 2016   #2
jeanrouge

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I've now read another thread which says I have to take ownership - great but how on earth do I get into the system in the first place? I've tried using computername, \\computername, IP address, \\IP address (surely just the same) \\computername\Administrator, computer name\Administrator - the combinations are endless - one was correct but which one?
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10 May 2016   #3
UsernameIssues

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See if you can run the app named systempropertiesadvanced.exe in the VM.

Maybe the Win key + R will start the Run dialog box.

If not, then...
...maybe via ctrl-alt-del then Task Manager then File > New Task (Run).
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10 May 2016   #4
jeanrouge

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Unhappily I cannot run anything in the VM because all I see is the basic XPPro screen (the keyboard works to allow me to type in the password) but the mouse is inactive. To make it active I have to update to SP3 then install Integration Tools. It is the only way. See the attachment! Nothing I can do can make anything react - It will accept keystrokes but there aren't any (aside from Ctrl+Esc which won't work) to open up the START menu! Frustrating.... Jean
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10 May 2016   #5
jeanrouge

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Sorry I meant to attach a "snip" but windows has saved it somewhere I cannot find just for the mo..
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10 May 2016   #6
jeanrouge

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OK I have sorted this out by using the Ctrl-Alt-Del button provided on the VM and doing a lot of keyboard manipulations!
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11 May 2016   #7
jeanrouge

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Thank you UserNameIssues - it was only after being frustrated rather a lot that I re-read your post!
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11 May 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

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You are welcome.

Glad that you got it sorted :-)
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