Disable Registry Editors

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

This hack prevents standard Registry tools: Regedt32, Regedit, and Tweak UI from running. This restriction will only protect against the casual, unsophisticated user. After this registry hack, when one attempts to run the Registry editors, they exit with a brief security messsage.

Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: DisableRegistryTools
Value: 1

To prevent remote editing of registry. This setting can be controlled by the policy editor. This item is found in the Common.adm template, User\System, Disable Registry Editing Tools checkbox.

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