Registry

 

-a- Registry = HKEY definitions
[HKCR] HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT = file types, filename extensions, URL protocol prefixes, and registered classes
[HKCU] HKEY_CURRENT_USER = a link to a subset of data stored in HKEY_USERS
[HKLM] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = information about all the hardware and software installed on the computer
[HKU] HKEY_USERS = information about all the system’s user accounts
[HKCC] HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG = a link to a subset of data stored in…
…HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\****
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Activation > delay Windows activation
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SL > SkipRearm = 1
… from command prompt > slmgr -rearm (will allow extending activation beyond 3 x 30 days)
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AutoPlay > disable
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\
…> Create DWORD = NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 000000FF
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Clock > remove from notification area
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
…> create DWORD (32 bit) key = HideClock = 1
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Control Panel > remove an icon
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
…> Create DWORD = DisallowCpl = 1
…> Create Key = DisallowCpl
…> Create new String value = 1 = name of the Control Panel icon
…> Create new String value = 2 = name of the Control Panel icon
…> Create new String value = 3 = name of the Control Panel icon
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Control Panel > show only specified icons
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
…> Create DWORD = RestrictCpl = 1
…> Create Key = RestrictCpl
…> Create new String value = 1 = name of the Control Panel icon
…> Create new String value = 2 = name of the Control Panel icon
…> Create new String value = 3 = name of the Control Panel icon
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Desktop icons > add by default
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel…
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel…
…\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
…\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
If the key doesn’t exist > create dword key = 0
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Downloads > increase max# to 10
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\
…> create DWORD = MaxConnectionsPerServer = 0000000a
…> create DWORD = MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server = 0000000a
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Encrypt and decrypt > from a shortcut menu
[right click on file > Properties > Advanced > General tab = encrypt/decrypt]
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced…
… > create DWORD = EncryptionContextMenu = 1
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IE home page > set default for all users
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\..
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\..
…\Default_Page_URL
…\Start Page
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Login > How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
1. Run > control userpasswords2 > Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon…
…DefaultUserName = enter username (if key needs to be created = String Value)
…DefaultPassword = enter password (if key needs to be created = String Value)
…AutoAdminLogon = 1 (true, or 0 for false) [if password is blank Windows automatically assigns 0)
3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon…
…ForceAutoLogon = 1 (if key needs to be created = REG_SZ)
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Logon screen > add legal notice
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > legalnoticecaption = message
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > legalnoticetext = text
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Logon screen > control # of cached logons
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon…
… > create new REG_SZ = CachedLogonsCount = 0 (or any # of allowed cached logons)
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Logon screen > don’t display last logged on user
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > DontDisplayLastName = 1
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Logon screen > remove Shutdown button
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > shutdownwithoutlogon = 0
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Logon screen > track logged users
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System…
… > create DWORD (32 bit) key = DisplayLastLogonInfo = 1
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Notification area > disable & remove
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
…> create DWORD (32 bit) key = NoTrayItemsDisplay = 1
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Office – change the product key
Office 32-bit versions
2007: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration > ProductID = del; DigitalProductID = del
2003: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Registration > ProductID = del; DigitalProductID = del
XP: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Registration > ProductID = del; DigitalProductID = del
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Office 64-bit versions
2007: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration > ProductID = del; DigitalProductID = del
2003: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Registration > ProductID = del; DigitalProductID = del
XP: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Registration > ProductID = del; DigitalProductID = del
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Office not genuine notification – disable OGA (office genuine notification)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\OGAAddin.Connect > LoadBehavior = 0 (or delete OGAAddin.Connect)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\OGAAddin.Connect > LoadBehavior = 0 (or delete OGAAddin.Connect)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\OGAAddin.Connect > LoadBehavior = 0 (or delete OGAAddin.Connect)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\PowerPoint\Addins\OGAAddin.Connect > LoadBehavior = 0 (or delete OGAAddin.Connect)
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Office – Disable and Remove OGAAddin from within Office Applications
1. %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\winword.exe (excel.exe, powerpnt.exe, outlook.exe) > run as Administrator > Options > Add-ins > COM Add-ins > Disable or remove the OGAAdmin
> Reboot into Windows ‘Safe Mode’ > Rename …\windows\system32\LegitCheckControl.dll to LegitCheckControl.bak > create empty LegitCheckControl.dll, OGAAddin.dll, OGACheckControl.dll, OGAExec.exe, WgaTray.exe, WgaLogon.dll,
> regedit > HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\Winlogon\Notify > del WgaLogon
> Disable OGALogon Task …\Windows\tasks > OGALogon > Properties > Tasks tab > uncheck Run only if logged on | Settings Tab > uncheck Run only if logged on (Delete the task if it is not scheduled to run again)
> Restart Windows Normally
> Block Programs in Firewall (Prevents running IF there is an automatic Update) = OGAExec.exe & WgaTray.exe > create empty file (If not done in 3)
2. %SystemDrive%\Wndows\System32 > del OGAVerify.exe + OGAAddin.dll
….%SystemDrive%\Windows\SysWow64 > del OGAVerify.exe + OGAAddin.dll
3…\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\… > search for OGANotifier.cab > extract > run OGANotifier.msi > select uninstall
or…RUN > MsiExec.exe /X{B2544A03-10D0-4E5E-BA69-0362FFC20D18} = will force uninstall it
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Offline files
1. Control Panel > Network and Internet > Sync Center > OfflineFiles = Disable
2. HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC > create Parameters = \??\e:\csc (e: is any drive letter)
3. reboot > enable offline files > reboot
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Quicklaunch toolbar
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop\TaskbarWinXP
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\application data\microsoft\internet explorer > create folder = Quick Launch
… > add shortcuts to it > enable the quicklaunch bar
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ClassicShell = 1 (enable Quicklaunch toolbar)
(> delete value if Quicklaunch toolbar doesn’t work)
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Recycle Bin > prevent delete of icon from desktop
HKCR\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}…
… > create new key = Shell…
… > under Shell create new key = Delete…
= HKCR\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\Shell\Delete > Default key = Recycle Bin
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Registered user > change name
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\…
…\RegisteredOwner
…\RegisteredOrganization
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Remote Desktop > change port #
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
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Shutdown Event Tracker > enable
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability
…> ShutdownReasonOn = 1
…> ShutdownReasonUI = 1
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User Account Control > disable
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\…
…\ConcentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 00000000

 

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