Friday, May 27, 2011

How do you enable Registry Editing again if it has been disabled by your administrator

First Method:

Click Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Prevent access to registry editing tools -> Right Click Properties -> Set it to Not Configured.

Second M! ethod:

Click Start -> Run. Type this command in Run box and press Ok. REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 Then a prompt will come up with this question: Value DisableRegistryTools exists, overwrite (Y/N)? Type yes and hit Enter. After u did that also type this command in the run box and hit enter. REG add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 Then it will also come up with the question: Value DisableRegistryTools exists, overwrite (Y/N)? Type yes and hit Enter.

Third Method:

STEP1. Disable as much as you can from your startup. Remove programs from your startup folder and such, so as not to lag down the bootup process.

STEP2.Create a new shortcut on your desktop, point it to "C:\Windows\regedit.exe"

STEP3.Log off, then log back on.

STEP4.A! s soon a s you see your desktop, double click on the shortcut. The system does not check for policies until a few seconds after it booted up. If you click on the icon fast enough, it should let you get in. After you close it though, it will not open unless you redo step 3 and 4.

Fourth Method:

Getting into the registry editor by making a vbs script in notepad: Open Notepad and copy this script into it. And save it as regtool.vbs on your desktop. VBS SCRIPT(select everything and copy into notepad and save as regtool.vbs): Option Explicit
'Declare variables
Dim WSHShell, rr, rr2, MyBox, val, val2, ttl, toggle
Dim jobfunc, itemtype
On Error Resume Next
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
val = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools"
val2 = "HKLM\Software\Micro! soft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools"
itemtype = "REG_DWORD"
jobfunc = "Registry Editing Tools are now "
ttl = "Result"
'reads the registry key value.
rr = WSHShell.RegRead (val)
rr2 = WSHShell.RegRead (val2)
If (rr=1 or rr2=1) Then toggle=0
If toggle = 1 Then
WSHShell.RegWrite val, 1, itemtype
WSHShell.RegWrite val2, 1, itemtype
Mybox = MsgBox(jobfunc & "disabled.", 4096, ttl)
WSHShell.RegDelete val
WSHShell.RegDelete val2
Mybox = MsgBox(jobfunc & "enabled.", 4096, ttl)
End If Open regtool.vbs And there you go!

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