Manipulate Windows Registry Configuring Registry Settings

 

The Registry Settings allows you to add, modify, and delete the values in the registry of the users. Desktop Central Registry Settings Configuration enables you to modify the values in the registry centrally and for several users.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Registry Settings configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

You can perform the following actions:

Write Value

To write a value in the registry, select the Action as Write Value and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Header Key

Select the header key from the following options:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT: It has all file associations, OLE information and shortcut data.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG: It has the currently used computer hardware profile.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER: It has the preferences for the user currently logged in.

  • HKEY_USERS/.Default: It has the default profile preferences.

Key

Keys are sub-components of the hives. Specify the key value.

Type

The type of the value. This varies with respect to the Header Key selected. Select the appropriate type from the combo box.

Value

Specify the value to be added. Click the icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter.

Data / Expression

Specify the data or expression. If the new value has to be created without data, enter the word clear inside the parentheses as (clear). Click the icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter.

If you wish to write more values, click Add Registry Settings button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the Registry Settings table.

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Delete Value

To delete a value from the registry, select the Action as Delete Value and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Header Key

Select the header key from the following options:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT: It has all file associations, OLE information and shortcut data.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG: It has the currently used computer hardware profile.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER: It has the preferences for the user currently logged in.

  • HKEY_USERS/.Default: It has the default profile preferences.

Key

Keys are sub-components of the hives. Specify the key value.

Value

Specify the value to be deleted.

If you wish to delete more values, click Add Registry Settings button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the Registry Settings table.

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Add Key

To add a registry key, select the Action as Add Key and specify the following:

Parameter

Description

Header Key

Select the header key from the following options:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT: It has all file associations, OLE information and shortcut data.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG: It has the currently used computer hardware profile.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER: It has the preferences for the user currently logged in.

  • HKEY_USERS/.Default: It has the default profile preferences.

Key

Keys are sub-components of the hives. Specify the key value to be added.

If you wish to add more keys, click Add Registry Settings button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the Registry Settings table.

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Delete Key

To delete a registry key, select the Action as Delete Key and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Header Key

Select the header key from the following options:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT: It has all file associations, OLE information and shortcut data.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG: It has the currently used computer hardware profile.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER: It has the preferences for the user currently logged in.

  • HKEY_USERS/.Default: It has the default profile preferences.

Key

Keys are sub-components of the hives. Specify the key value that has to be deleted.

If you wish to delete more keys, click Add Registry Settings button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the Registry Settings table.

To modify a registry setting from the Registry Settings table, select the appropriate row and click icon and change the required values.

To delete a registry setting from the Registry Settings table, select the appropriate row and click icon.  

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Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Registry Settings Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Registry Settings Configuration in the defined targets. The configuration will take effect during the next user logon.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets
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