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Do you often need to connect to a remote machine's registry to set permissions or verify Group Policy Object (GPO) settings? Would you like to compare registry values, defrag registries or open Remote Installation Service registry files that are saved to your RIS server? If you are not happy with the level of granularity offered by regedit/regedt32, try Resplendent Registrar.
When you first open Resplendent Registrar, you may be reminded of older versions of Windows. Do not let the dated look fool you. Once you explore and evaluate the product, I believe you will be hooked. (Resplendence Software Projects Sp allows 21 days for product evaluation after you download Resplendent Registrar.)
Below is an example of the different information provided by regedit/regedt32 and Resplendent Registrar. First, open regedit/regedt32. Now go to HKLM\Security and take a look through the individual keys. What do you see? Compare what you see in regedit/regedt32 to Resplendent Registrar's view of those same keys below:
Wouldn't you agree that Resplendent Registrar's information is more advanced than that of regedit/regedt32? If you look at Resplendent Registrar's second example below, you will see additional information that is not available in regedit/regedt32:
I think the Resplendent Registrar tool really shines in its ability to quickly take ownership and change permissions on remote systems. With Resplendent Registrar, not only can you take ownership of the SITES key and add permissions, but you can also view HKCR. This feature is not offered by regedit/regedt32. If you have a few minutes, I strongly suggest you download Resplendent Registrar software for an evaluation. I am sure you will become an enthusiastic user.
Chris Hayes manages SMS 2003 and SMS 2.0 environments for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center based in Connecticut. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This was first published in May 2005