Use a Script to Change Registry Permissions from the Command Line

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

When you use a script to change registry permissions, you replace the entire set of current permissions defined in a registry key. For example, if you have four types of users whose permissions are defined in a particular registry key, and you create and run a script file that changes the permissions for only three of the four types of users, the information about the fourth type is deleted.

You use the Resource Kit utility regini . Create a script file with the lines of the form:

\Registry\Machine\Software [1 5 8]

that is registry key followed by groups with permission. To apply the permissions, run

REGINI [-m \\computername] scriptname

where -m \\computername is used for remote execution (assuming you have admin rights.

Whats that [1 5 8] stuff?

1 is Administrator Full Control
5 is Creator Full Control
8 is World R

For a full listing and more details see Q245031 - How to: Use a Script to Change Registry Permissions from the Command Line

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