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Microsoft® Windows® XP Registry Guide
Author Jerry Honeycutt
Pages 528
Disk N/A
Level Advanced
Published 09/11/2002
ISBN 9780735617889
ISBN-10 0-7356-1788-0
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Index


Symbols
$$Rename.txt file, 301
$OEM$$ folder, 301
$OEM$1 folder, 301
$OEM$folder, 301

Numerics
16-bit encoding standard. See Unicode
8-bit character encoding,
   limitations of, 15

A
Access Control List (ACL), 61
accessibility options, 394
accessing, SAM key, 424
ACLs, editing, 187, 189
Action group, 284
Active Setup, 427
adding
   commands to My Computer shortcut menu, 96
   desktop icons, 92
   file templates, 103
   InfoTips to program classes, 101
   keys, 45
   keys to Favorites, 39
   keys to registry, 244
   keys to templates, 232
   Profile Wizard to Add Installations And Run Programs page, 351
   registry entries, 347
   sources to list of trusted sources, 375
   special permissions, 191
   values, 41, 45, 255
   values to registry, 244
   values to templates, 232
administrative policies, 149
administrative templates, 149-50, 154
Administrative Templates extension, 149
administrators group, 193
All Programs menu, sorting, 107
All Users folder, 266
Altiris eXpress, 5, 319
analyzing, security configuration, 205
answer files, 361
   creating manually, 308
   creating with Setup Manager, 306
   customizing, 302
   importing with Setup Manager, 306
   naming, 302
AppEvents subkey, 392
Applets, 432
application compatibility, 5
Application Data folder, 264
Application group, 284
applications
   displaying in the Open With dialog box, 387
   inventorying, 296
   uninstalling, 437
ASCII character encoding, 15
Audit Policy, 198, 216
auditing
   analyzing the results of, 218
   keys, 198
   registry access, 198
   the registry, 216
AutoComplete feature, 417
Autoexec.bat, 7
AutoLogon, 372
   category settings, 142
Automated System Recovery (ASR), 83
automatic update checkpoints, 67
AutoPlay category, 136
AutoPlay feature, 432

B
backing up
   branches, 58
   system state data, 76
   user settings, 79
Backup Utility, 73
   starting, 75
   recovery checkpoints, 67
backups
   Automated System Recovery, 83
   creating, 58-59
   hive files as, 59
   of keys, creating, 59
   REG files, drawbacks to, 58
   remote, 58
   restoring, 58
   strategies for, 75
best practices for roaming user profiles, 272
big-endian, 14
binary notation, 12-13
binary values
   data in, 21
   searching in, 38
bit masks, 13-14
bits, 234
bitwise math, 14
bookmarks, creating in Regedit, 39
branches
   backing up, 58
   collapsing, 35
   expanding, 35
   exporting to hive files, 59
building custom security templates, 204
building disk images, 320
built-in registry client-side extension, 150

C
Calculator, using to convert numbers, 13
canonical verbs, 385
capitalization of subkeys, 36
categories, 157
changing
   Office user settings, 350
   user information, 116
   values, 41
checkpoints, 67, 73
child keys, 17
choosing a predefined security template, 203
class registrations, storage locations, 379
classes, 156
   objects created from, 89
cleaning up after Sysprep, 328
clearing history lists, 113
clients for Internet services, 426
clipboard, 44
cloning disk images, 324
Cmdlines.txt, 312
Cmdlines.txt file, 300
collapsing branches, 35
colors, 394
Colors category settings, 127
COM class keys, 388
command keys, subkeys for, 129
command prompt, 405
   editing from, 242
   settings, 427
Command Prompt category settings, 141
command prompts, opening at folders, 98
command-line alternative, 54
commands, adding to My Computer's shortcut menu, 96
comments, 155
Common Dialogs category settings, 129
comparing
   keys in the registry, 246
   REG files, 210
   registry snapshots, 122
   values in the registry, 246
compatible security template, 203
components
   exposing additional, 364
   in installed components, 360
   non-removable, hiding, 365
   removing, 361
   using answer files to prevent installation of, 361
Conf.adm, 151
Config.sys, 7
configuring
   AutoLogon, 372
   the contents of the Start menu, 105
   System Policies, 178
   Windows Desktop Update, 360
Console Registry Tool for Windows, 59
Console Registry Tool for Windows (Reg.exe), 27, 242
console user, 23
console window, 393
Control Panel, 394
   category, settings, 138
   folders, 89
   icons, 89
control sets, 437
controlling regedit, 114
Cookies folder, 264
copying
   device driver files, 327
   keys to registry, 247
   single values, 56
   values to registry, 247
creating
   backups, 58-59
   bookmarks in Regedit, 39
   custom administrative templates, 153
   INF files from a template, 228
   REG files manually, 241
   restore points, 68
   screenshots, 57
   script files, 250
   security management console, 202
   Windows Installer package files, 257
cursors, 394
Custom Installation Wizard, 346
Custom Maintenance Wizard, 352
custom permissions, deploying, 187
customizing
   answer files, 302
   default application settings, 348
   default settings, 302
   the desktop, 133
   file associations, 95
   folders with desktop.ini, 102
   icon images, 92
   Internet Explorer, 108
   Mini Setup Wizard, 320
   My Computer, 134
   navigation keys, 128
   places bar, 130
   Profile Wizard, 335
   search URLs, 110
   special folders, 88
   Sysprep.ini automatically, 328
   Sysprep.ini manually, 326
   toolbar backgrounds, 110
   user settings, 278
   Windows XP, 153, 178
   Windows XP logon, 376

D
data types
   REG_ FULL_RESOURCE_ DESCRIPTOR, 20
   REG_BINARY, 19
   REG_DWORD, 19
   REG_DWORD_BIG_ ENDIAN, 19
   REG_DWORD_LITTLE_ ENDIAN, 20
   REG_EXPAND_SZ, 20
   REG_LINK, 20
   REG_MULTI_SZ, 20
   REG_NONE, 20
   REG_QWORD_ BIG_ ENDIAN, 20
   REG_QWORD_LITTLE_ ENDIAN, 20
   REG_QWPRD, 20
   REG_RESOURCE_LIST, 20
   REG_RESOURCE_ REQUIREMENTS_LIST, 21
   REG_SZ, 21
Debugging Mode, 81
decimal numbers, editing values as, 42
default
   action for REG files, 114
   alternatives to, 277
   security template, 203
   user folders, deploying, 282
   user profiles, 276
   value, 19
Default User folders, 266, 281
defining strings, 156
deleting
   keys, 45
   keys from templates, 233
   keys from the registry, 246
   keys with a REG file, 242
   keys, alternatives to, 46
   values, 41, 45
   values from templates, 233
   values from the registry, 246
   values, alternatives to, 46
deploying
   custom permissions, 187
   default user folders, 282
   registry-based policies, 175
   security templates, 201
   security templates on networks, 208
desktop, 433
   customizing, 133
Desktop folder, 264
desktop icons, 418
   adding, 92
   hiding, 94, 434
   renaming, 91
desktop settings, 395
desktop themes, not using, 358
desktop.ini, customizing folders with, 102
device drivers
   copying files of, 327
   signing, 428
Device Manager, 62
devices, 439
dialog box settings, 129
dialog boxes for editing values, 42
Directory Service Restore Mode, 81
disabling
   Regedit for some users, 32
   System Restore, 73
disasters, recovering from, 79
disk images
   building, 320
   cloning, 324
   preparing for duplication, 323
disk imaging, 315
   benefits of, 315
   cloning the disk image, 317
   drawbacks of, 315
   preparing for, 317
displaying super-hidden files, 363
distribution folders, 300
documents, recent, 419
domain GPOs vs. local GPOs, 152
drive letters, hiding, 135
driver signing, 428

E
EditFlags, 384
editing
   ACLs, 187, 189
   a key's settings, 205
   local policies, 146
   permissions, 188
   REG files, 238
   values as decimal numbers, 42
editing the registry indirectly vs. directly, 31
elevated privileges, 292, 369
   drawbacks to, 370
empty strings, 15
Enable Boot Logging, 81
Enable VGA Mode, 81
enabling remote desktop remotely, 376
environment variables
   per-computer, 402
   per-user, 402
Event Viewer, 200
events, sounds associated with, 392
expanding branches, 35
Explorer category settings, 125
exporting
   branch settings, 58
   branches to hive files, 59
   keys to REG files, 239, 248
   keys to text files, 52
   settings to files, 48
   settings to REG files, 239
extended verbs, 386
extending shortcut menus, 109
extensions
   Group Policy, 149
   searching with, 434

F
fast network logon, 274
   and user profiles, 274
Favorites, 39-40
Favorites folder, 264
file associations
   adding commands to, 379
   customizing, 95
   severing, 374
   storage location, 379
file extensions
   keys, 380
   subkeys, 381
file formats, exporting branches in, 52
file templates, adding, 103
file types
   vs. perceived types, 381
   registration, 50
files
   device driver, copying, 327
   exporting settings to, 48
   exporting to hive files, 52
   exporting to REG files, 52
   formats, exporting branches in, 52
   hive, 52
   hive, as backups, 59
   hive, loading vs. exporting, 53
   importing to registry, 49
   opening with Open With dialog box, 381
   OPS, saving settings to, 345
   package, Windows Installer, creating, 257
   REG, as backups, drawbacks to, 58
   REG, from older versions of Windows, 51
   REG, restoring, 58
   super hidden, 69
   super-hiden, displaying, 363
   text, 52
   text, exporting keys to, 52
   version 5 REG, 50
Files And Settings Transfer Wizard, 284
Files And Settings Wizard, 62
filtering, 220
finding Tweak UI settings, 122
First Icon category settings, 134
Focus category settings, 122
focusing the search, 40
Folder Redirection, 271
   simulating, 183
folders
   customizing with desktop.ini, 102
   default, 281
   default, deploying, 282
   opening commands prompts at, 98
   for places bar, 130
   profile, 264-65
   redirecting, 271
   roaming, 271
   special, 86
   special profiles, 266
formatting key and value names, 254
frequently used programs list, shortening, 107

G
globally unique identifiers. See GUIDs
GPOs
   domain, 152
   local, 152
   subfolders, 152
Group policy, 352
   administrative templates, 149
   improvements in, 176, 181
   vs. System policy, 177
Group Policy editor, 153
Group Policy object (GPO), 146
Group Policy Update Tool (Gpupdate.exe), 181
Grouping category settings, 131
Guidgen.exe, using to create GUIDs, 11
GUIDs, 11
   format, 11
   mapping to components, 427

H
hacking System Restore, 72
hardware devices, 439
hardware profiles, 439
hexadecimal notation, 12
   converting to binary notation, 13
   most vs. least significant number, 14
hiding
   desktop icons, 94, 434
   drive letters, 135
   My Computer icons, 434
   non-removable components, 365
   shortcuts, 359
   Windows Media Player shortcut, 358
highly secure security templates, 203
history lists, 113
   removing, 280
hive file extensions
   .alt, 28
   .log, 28
   .sav, 28
   None, 28
hive files, 28, 36, 52
   as backups, 59
   exporting branches to, 59
   loading, 249
   loading vs. importing, 53
   loading/unloading, 59
   restoring to keys, 249
   saving keys to, 248
   unloading, 249
Hivecls.inf, 302
Hivedef.inf, 302
Hivesft.inf, 302
Hivesys.inf, 302
HKCC, 27
HKCR settings, 26
HKCU settings, SessionInformation, 403
HKCU subkeys
   AppEvents, 24, 392
   Classes, 404
   Command Processor, 405
   Console, 24, 393
   Control Panel, 24, 394
   Desktop, 394-95
   Environment, 24, 402
   EventLabels, 392
   Identities, 24
   Keyboard Layout, 25, 402
   Microsoft, 406
   Mouse, 394, 401
   Network, 25, 403
   Policies, 413
   Printers, 25, 403
   Schemes, 392
   Software, 25, 404
   Volitile Environment, 25
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, 16
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG, 16
HKEY_CURRENT_USER, 16
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, 16
HKEY_USERS, 16
HKLM subkeys
   CLASSES, 425
   Clients, 426
   CurrentControlSet, 437
   DESCRIPTION, 423
   DEVICEMAP, 423
   HARDWARE, 25, 422
   Microsoft, 427
   Policies, 425
   SAM, 25, 424
   SECURITY, 25, 425
   SOFTWARE, 25, 421, 425
   SYSTEM, 26, 437
Hover category settings, 124

I
i386 folder, 300
icon images, customizing, 92
icons
   default, 383
   Outlook Express, preventing appearance of, 356
importing
   answer files, 306
   files to the registry, 49
   REG files, 248
   REG files to a different version of Windows, 51
   registry entries to a transform, 348
incremental searching, 38
INF files
   creating from a template, 228
   installing, 227
   searching for, 364
   using strings in, 236
   vs. writing scripts, 251
InfoTips, adding to program classes, 101
inheritance
   configuring, 192
   permisions, 189
INI files, 7
initial system checkpoints, 67
installation checkpoints, 67
installing INF files, 227
Internet Connection Wizard, 406
Internet group, 284
Internet services, client programs, 426
Intres.adm, 151

J
just-in-time setup, 356

K
key pane, 16, 33
   branches in, 34
   organization of, 34
Keyboard Pro, 128
keyboard settings, 395
keyboard shortcuts, 35-36
keys, 16
   adding, 45
   adding to Favorites, 39
   adding to registry, 244
   adding to templates, 232
   auditing, 198
   backups of, 59
   child, 17
   COM class, 388
   command, subkeys for, 129
   comparing in the registry, 246
   copying to registry, 247
   deleting, 45
   deleting from templates, 233
   deleting from the registry, 246
   deleting with a REG file, 242
   deleting, alternatives to, 46
   editing settings, 205
   exporting to REG files, 239, 248
   file extension, 380
   linked, 18
   names, formatting, 254
   names, searching, 37
   naming rules, 16
   navigation, customizing, 128
   owning, 198
   parent, 17
   program class, 382
   removing, 255
   renaming, 46
   restoring hive files to, 249
   Run, 114
   RunOnce, 114
   saving to hive files, 248
   setting permissions for, 61
   specialized, 387
   vs. subkeys, 17
keywords, 158
   actionlist, 161
   checkbox, 165-66
   combobox, 166, 168
   dropdownlist, 168, 170
   for edittext, 170
   explain, 160
   keyname, 158
   listbox, 171, 173
   numeric, 173-74
   part, 162
   policy, 158
   suggestions, 166
   text, 175
   valuename, 158, 161
   valueoff, 161
   valueon, 161

L
language settings, 394
Last Known Good Configuration, 81
Latin-1 character encoding, 15
limitations of Sysprep, 318
linked keys, 18
links, 421
listbox options, 171
lists, history, 113
little-endian, 14
loading
   hive files, 59, 249
   templates in local GPOs, 175
local GPOs
   vs. domain GPOs, 152
   loading templates in, 175
local policies, editing, 146
local registry-based policies, more resources for, 185
Local Security Authority (LSA), 8
Local Settings folder, 264
local user profiles, 268
local user, 394
LocalService folder, 266
Log On To Windows dialog box, bypassing, 85
logging on automatically, 115
logging on automatically after installation, 312
Logon category settings, 141

M
Mail group, 284
managing
   roaming user profiles, 272
   security, 424
   settings, 61
   System Restore, 71
   Windows Installer with policies, 289
mandatory user profiles, 268-69
manual checkpoints, 67
mapped network drives, 403
mapping default permissions, 192
menu extensions for Internet Explorer, 109
menu order, 418
merge algorithm, 275, 379
merging REG files into the registry without prompting, 115
Microsoft Internet Explorer, 406, 429
   customizing, 108
   Administration Kit, 108
   category settings, 139
   menu extensions, 109
Microsoft Office, 410
Microsoft Windows XP
   administrative templates, best practices for use in Windows 2000, 177
   customizing, 153, 178
   improvements in Regedit, 34
   levels of access in, 192
   logon, customizing, 376
   policy templates, compatiblity with Windows 2000, 176
   version information, 430
Microsoft Word 2002
   creating answer files with, 309
   as registry management tool, 27
   using to compare REG files, 210, 213
Mini-Setup Wizard, 320
modifying security configuration, 207
monitoring the registry, 218
Mouse category settings, 123
mouse pointers, 394
MS-DOS command prompt, 141
   settings for, 393
Msicuu, 296
Msizap, 294
Msizap.exe, 66
My Computer
   customizing, 134
   icons, 418
   icons, hiding, 434
   shortcut menu, adding commands to, 96
My Documents folder, 264
My Network Places folder, 435

N
Name column in value pane, 36
names, keys/values, formatting, 254
NameSpace subkeys, 93
naming
   answer files, 302
   new values, 45
   rules, 16, 18
narrowing search focus, 37
navigation keys, customizing, 128
NetHood folder, 264
networks, deploying security templates on, 208
NetworkService folder, 266
newsreaders, using Outlook Express as, 358
No Terminal Server user SID security template, 204
Notepad, creating answer files with, 308
null characters, 15

O
objects, creating classes from, 89
OEM distribution folder, 300
Office XP Resource Kit, 334, 352
Open With dialog box
   displaying applications in, 387
   opening files with, 381
opening
   command prompts at folders, 98
   files with Open With dialog box, 381
   Recovery Console from the list of operating systems when the computer boots, 81
   Recovery Console from the Windows XP CD, 81
OPS files, saving settings to, 345
Outlook Express
   icon, hiding, 357
   using as a newsreader client only, 358
owning keys, 198

P
package files, Windows Installer, creating, 257
parent keys, 17
partial matches, searching for, 37
paths to program files, 432
PE Explorer, 92
perceived types
   subkeys, 388
   vs. file types, 381
per-computer settings, 23, 63
permissions, 188
   custom, deploying, 187
   default, mapping, 192
   editing, 188
   inheriting, 189
   in registry, default, 194
   restoring original, 189
   setting, 188
   setting for keys, 61
   special, adding, 191
personalizing the Start menu, 104
per-user settings, 23, 63, 79
Phoenix ImageCast, 319
places bar, 130
policies
   administrative, 149
   computer configuration, 147
   local, 146
   location in registry, 152
   location in the file system, 152
   managing settings with, 61
   managing Windows Installer with, 289
   vs. preferences, 146
   registry-based, 149
   registry-based, deploying, 175
   registry-based, extending, 153
   registry-based, states, 151
   repairing, 153
   software, 430, 436
   system, 352
   System Restore, 71
   user configuration, 147
policy tattoos, removing, 367
power options, 395
Power Users group, 193
PowerQuest DeployCenter, 319
precedence of settings, 421
preferences vs. policies, 146
preventing
   appearance of Outlook Express icons, 356
   installation of components with answer files, 361
   just-in-time setup, 356
   local registry access, 200
   Regedit from automatically importing REG files, 115
printer settings, 403
PrintHood folder, 264
printing the registry, 46
privileged installation, 292
privileges, elevated, 369
profile folders, 264
profile hive, 262
Profile Wizard, 334
   adding to the Add Installations And Run Programs page, 351
   command-line options, 334
   customizing, 335
   settings in, 335
ProfileList key, relationship to user profile folders, 261
program classes
   adding InfoTips to, 101
   behavior, controlling, 384
   keys, 382
   special, 383
   values, 382
program files, paths to, 432
programs
   removing from registry, 64
   running, 436
   running at startup, 114

Q
querying registry values, 256

R
recent documents, 419
Recent folder, 264
recovering from disasters, 79
Recovery Console, 81
   commands, 82
   opening from the list of operating systems when the computer boots, 81
   opening from the Windows XP CD, 81
re-creating values, 61
redirecting special folders, 86, 135
REG files
   comparing, 210
   comparing with Reg.exe, 215
   comparing with WinDiff, 210
   comparing with Word 2002, 213
   creating manually, 241
   default action for, 114
   deleting keys with, 242
   editing, 238
   exporting keys to, 239, 248
   exporting settings to, 239
   file formats of, 238
   importing, 248
   from older versions of Windows, 51
   sample of, 238
   setting values with, 238
   special characters in, 242
   value formats in, 241
   values in, 38
Reg.exe
   command-line syntax, 244
   comparing REG files with, 215
   writing scripts with, 242
REG_BINARY values, 398
REG_DWORD values, 72
Regedit
   controlling, 114
   creating bookmarks in, 39
   disabling for some users, 32
   Favorites, 39
   improvements in Windows XP, 34
   in older versions of Windows, 31
   preventing from automatically importing REG files, 115
   preventing users from running, 32
   printer output appearance, 47
   saving settings, 34
registry, 3
   access, auditing, 198
   adding keys and values, 244
   auditing, 216
   comparing keys and values, 246
   copying keys and values, 247
   default permissions in, 194
   deleting keys and values, 246
   entries, adding/removing, 347
   entries, importing to a transform, 348
   history, 7
   importing files to, 49
   merging REG files into without prompting, 115
   monitoring, 218
   preventing local access to, 200
   printing, 46
   removing programs from, 64
   restricting remote access to, 200
   searching, 36
   security, managing, 5
   settings, repairing, 288
   size of, 30
   tattooing, 148
Registry Editor, 27. See also Regedit
registry keys, auditing, 217
registry management tools
   Console Registry Tool for Windows (Reg.exe), 27
   Microsoft Word 2002, 27
   Registry Editor, 27
   WinDiff, 27
Registry Monitor, 122
registry snapshots, comparing, 122
registry-based policies, 149
   deploying, 175
   extending, 153
   setting, 151
   states, 151
Regmon, 219
   request types and data, 220
RegSnap, 211
RegView, 211
reinstalling devices, 62
remote backups, 58
Remote Desktop, enabling remotely, 376
removing
   components, 361
   keys and values, 255
   policy tattoos, 367
   programs from the registry, 64
   registry entries, 347
   Windows Installer data, 294, 296
renaming
   desktop icons, 91
   keys, 46
   values, 41, 46, 57
repairing
   broken policies, 153
   registry settings, 288
resorting the sort order, 107
restore operation checkpoints, 67
restore points, 66
   creating, 68
restoring
   backup files, 58
   checkpoints with scripts, 73
   original application settings, 64
   original permissions, 189
   REG files, 58
   system state data, 78
restoring hive files to keys, 249
restricting remote registry access, 200
Resultant Set of Policy (RsoP), 181
Resultant Set of Policy Report, 183
roaming user profiles, 268-69
   coexistence with earlier versions of Windows, 283
   configuring multiple accounts for, 271
   managing, 272
   vs. mandatory user profiles, 269
   using, 270
root keys, 16
   HKCC, 16
   HKCR, 16
   HKCU, 16, 391
   HKLM, 16
   HKU, 16
rooting Windows Explorer at a folder, 99
running
   programs, 436
   programs at startup, 114
   script files, 253
   Tweak UI, 119

S
Safe Mode, 80
Safe Mode With Command Prompt, 80
Safe Mode With Networking, 80
SAM key, access to, 424
saving
   keys to hive files, 248
   settings in Regedit, 34
Scheduled Tasks, 371
screen colors, 394
screen elements, sizes of, 399
screen savers, 395
screenshots, creating, 57
script files, 250, 253
Script Host, 250
scripting
   methods of, 226
   System Restore, 73
   Tweak UI customizations, 119
scripts
   restoring checkpoints with, 73
   vs. INF files, 251
   writing with Reg.exe, 242
Search Assistant, 113, 412
search settings, 139
search URLs, 408
   customizing, 110
   values in, 111
searching, 412
   in binary values, 38
   focus of, 40
   incrementally, 38
   for INF files, 364
   key names, 37
   with narrow focus, 37
   partial matches, 37
   with Regedit, 37
   the registry, 36
   with software tools, 41
   string data, 37
   techniques of, 40
   value names, 37
secondary logon, 23, 370
secondary user, 23
secure security templates, 203
security
   managing, 424
   registry, 187
   registry, managing, 5
Security Account Manager (SAM), 424
security configuration, 205, 207
Security Configuration And Analysis, 5, 206
Security Identifiers. See SIDs
security management console, creating, 202
security settings, trusted sources, 412
security templates, 61
   custom, building, 204
   deploying, 201
   deploying on a network, 208
   predefined, 203
SendTo folder, 265
services, settings, 440
setting
   permissions, 188
   permissions for keys, 61
   registry-based policies, 151
settings
   application, restoring original, 64
   Autologon, 142
   AutoPlay, 136
   branch, exporting, 58
   capturing, 344
   colors, 127
   command prompt, 141, 393, 427
   Control Panel, 138, 394
   default application, customizing, 348
   default, customizing, 302
   deploying, 345
   desktop, 395
   dialog box, 129
   exporting to files, 48, 239
   finding in Tweak UI, 122
   first icon, 134
   focus, 122
   grouping, 131
   hover, 124
   Internet Explorer, 125, 139, 429
   key, editing, 205
   keyboard, 395, 402
   language, 402
   language and regional, 394
   logon, 141
   managing with policies, 61
   managing, 61
   mouse, 123
   Office user, changing, 350
   per-computer, 23, 63, 421
   per-user, 23, 391
   power, 395
   precedence of, 346, 421
   printer, 403
   in Profile Wizard, 335
   repairing, 288
   restoring from another computer, 66
   saving in Regedit, 34
   saving to an OPS file, 345
   screen saver, 395
   search, 139
   service, 440
   shortcut, 127
   software, 404
   Start menu, 105, 132, 435
   Sysprep, mapping, 329
   taskbar, 131
   templates, 138
   thumbnails, 128
   Tweak UI, 120
   user, backing up, 79
   user, deploying, 310
   view source, 141
   wheel, 124
   Windows Installer, secure, 293
   X-Mouse, 125
Setup Information files, 227
Setup Manager, 301, 306
   installing, 306
   pages of, 306
Setupcl.exe, 318
severing file associations, 374
shadow copy, 74
shell folders, 89
ShellNew subkey, 382
Shortcut category settings, 127
shortcut menus
   extending, 109
   in Microsoft Internet Explorer, 407
shortcuts, hiding, 357-59
shortening the frequently used programs list, 107
SID_Classes, 23
SIDs, 8, 23
   examples of, 9
   generating, 8
size of screen elements, 399
snapshots registry, comparing, 122
software
   policies, 430, 436
   settings, 404
   tools for searching, 41
   versions of, 414
Software Restriction Policies, 366
sort order, re-sorting, 107
sorting the All Programs menu, 107
sounds associated with events, 392
source lists, updating, 297
sources, adding to list of trusted sources, 375
special characters, 242
special folders, 86
   customizing, 88
   redirecting, 86, 135
special object classes, 89
special user profiles, 266
Start Menu
   configuring the contents of, 105
   folder, 265
   personalizing, 104
   settings, 105, 132, 435
starting Backup Utility, 75
startup, running programs at, 114
storing
   values as binary, 21
   window position and size, 115
string data, searching, 37
strings, 155
   defining, 156
   using in INF files, 236
subcategories, in AutoPlay category, 136
subfolders of GPO, 152
subkeys
   capitalization of, 36
   for command keys, 129
   .default, 23
   file extension, 381
   vs. keys, 17
   NameSpace, 93
   program class, 382
super-hidden files, 69
Symantec Ghost, 74, 319
syntax
   for actionlist keyword, 161
   for categories, 157
   for checkbox, 165
   for combobox keyword, 167
   for dropdownlist keyword, 169
   for edittext keyword, 170
   for gpresult, 181
   for gpupdate, 182
   for listbox, 172
   for numeric, 173
   for part keyword, 162
   for text, 175
   for valueword keyword, 159
Sysprep, 62, 318, 429
   building your own, 322
   cleaning up after, 328
   customizing automatically, 328
   customizing manually, 326
   limitations of, 318
   mapping settings of, 329
   registry settings, 329
system checkpoints, 67
System Policies, configuring, 178
System Policy vs. Group Policy, 177
System Policy Editor, 178
System Restore, 55, 66
   disabling, 73
   hacking, 72
   managing, 71
   policies in, 71
   scripting, 73
system root security template, 204
system state data, 76, 78
System.adm, 150

T
Taskbar category settings, 131
tattooing the registry, 148
techniques for searching, 40
templates
   adding keys and values, 232
   administrative, 149, 154
   creating custom, 153
   creating INF files with, 228
   deleting keys and values, 233
   linking sections together, 231
   locating in local GPOs, 175-76
   sections, 231
   security, deploying, 201
   setting/clearing bits, 234
Templates category settings, 138
Templates folder, 265
text files, 52
Thumbnails category settings, 128
toolbars, customizing backgrounds, 110
transforms
   caching, 292
   importing registry entries to, 348
trusted sources, 375
Tweak UI, 119
   finding settings, 122
   running, 119
   scripting customizations, 119
   Settings list, 120
   where to download, 119
Type column in value pane, 36
type number of values, 21

U
Unicode, 15
uninstalling applications, 437
unloading hive files, 59, 249
unsigned device driver checkpoints, 67
updating values, 255
user information, changing, 116
user locale, 394
user profiles
   advantages of, 262
   cleaning, 279
   default, 276
   default, alternatives to, 277
   and fast network logon, 274
   folder, relationship to ProfileList key, 261
   getting, 268
   improvements to, 267
   local, 268
   location of, 260
   mandatory, 268
   migrating to Windows XP, 284
   profile folders, 264-65
   profile hives, 262
   roaming, 268-72, 283
   special profiles, 266
user settings, customizing, 278
user shell folders, 435
User State Migration Tool (USMT), 62, 285
users, 23
Users group, 193

V
value names, searching, 37
value pane, 16, 33
   Name column, 36
   organization of, 36
   Type column, 36
values, 18
   adding, 41, 45
   adding to registry, 244
   adding to templates, 232
   adding/updating, 255
   changing, 41
   command, 103
   comparing in the registry, 246
   copying to registry, 247
   data, 18, 103
   default, 19
   deleting, 41, 45
   deleting, alternatives to, 46
   deleting from templates, 233
   deleting from the registry, 246
   editing as decimal numbers, 42
   FileName, 103
   name, 18
   names, formatting, 254
   naming rules, 18
   new, naming, 45
   Nullfile, 103
   program class, 382
   querying, 245
   re-creating, 61
   in REG files, 38
   registry, querying, 256
   removing, 255
   renaming, 41, 46, 57
   in search URLs, 111
   setting with REG files, 238
   single, copying, 56
   storing as binary, 21
   type, 18
   type indicators, 36
   type number of, 21
   in Winlogon, 116
verbs, 385-86
version information, Windows XP, 430
versions of software, 414
View Source category settings, 141

W
Wheel category settings, 124
WinDiff, 27, 122, 210
   using, 212
window position and size, storing, 115
Windows Components Wizard, 363
Windows Desktop Update, configuring, 360
Windows Explorer, 415, 432
   ComDlg32, 418
   OpenSaveMRU, 418
   rooting at a folder, 99
   RunMRU, 419
   user shell folders, 419
Windows Installer, 287
   data, removing, 294
   locking down, 293
   managing with policies, 289
   package files, creating, 257
   secure settings in, 293
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), 73
Windows Media Player, hiding shortcut, 358
Windows Messenger, 409
   preventing from running, 104
Windows Scripting Host (WSH), 73
Windows Update Catalog, 319
Winlogon, values in, 116
Winternals Software Administrator's Pak, 79
Wmplayer.adm, 151

X
X-Mouse category settings, 125



Last Updated: September 10, 2002
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