Fix registry permissions from outside windows

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    • #47852
      Arris
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      Hey Sweetspotz, it’s good to hear you enjoy using Windows Server 2008!

      About your problem: Can’t you just take ownership over the registry keys again using an Administrator account and then give the Administrators group permissions back?

      1. Open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> regedit.exe)
      2. Right click the registry key you want to get permissions for and choose Permissions.
      3. Click the Advanced button and go to the Owner tab.
      4. Choose the user you want to give the permissions to and click OK.
      5. Now Add the user/group (Administrators) you want to give permissions to in the Permissions window and check the Full Control check in the Allow column.
      6. Again click the Advanced button and check the “Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants with inheritable permissions from this object” option. Click OK and click Yes when a security dialog appears.
      7. Confirm all windows with OK and press the F5 key when you are back in the Register Editor Window. Now you should have permissions to the registry key again!

      Good luck!

      Arris

    • #47860
      Arris
      Moderator

      Hey Sweetspotz, it’s good to hear you enjoy using Windows Server 2008!

      About your problem: Can’t you just take ownership over the registry keys again using an Administrator account and then give the Administrators group permissions back?

      1. Open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> regedit.exe)
      2. Right click the registry key you want to get permissions for and choose Permissions.
      3. Click the Advanced button and go to the Owner tab.
      4. Choose the user you want to give the permissions to and click OK.
      5. Now Add the user/group (Administrators) you want to give permissions to in the Permissions window and check the Full Control check in the Allow column.
      6. Again click the Advanced button and check the “Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants with inheritable permissions from this object” option. Click OK and click Yes when a security dialog appears.
      7. Confirm all windows with OK and press the F5 key when you are back in the Register Editor Window. Now you should have permissions to the registry key again!

      Good luck!

      Arris

    • #47853

      If it would boot :mrgreen:
      That’s the big problem: both normal, safe mode and last good configuration don’t work. I need something to fix it from outside.
      Merry christmas btw 😛

    • #47861

      If it would boot :mrgreen:
      That’s the big problem: both normal, safe mode and last good configuration don’t work. I need something to fix it from outside.
      Merry christmas btw 😛

    • #47854
      Arris
      Moderator

      A little bit late, but Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 😉

      Hmm, never heard of/had this problem before. Maybe it’s possible to boot from your Windows Server 2008 DVD and choose “Repair your computer” in the installation menu? If that doesn’t work you can also try VistaPE which I think includes a registry editor. Never used it before but its worth a try.

      Good luck with your weird problem! 🙂

      Arris

    • #47862
      Arris
      Moderator

      A little bit late, but Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 😉

      Hmm, never heard of/had this problem before. Maybe it’s possible to boot from your Windows Server 2008 DVD and choose “Repair your computer” in the installation menu? If that doesn’t work you can also try VistaPE which I think includes a registry editor. Never used it before but its worth a try.

      Good luck with your weird problem! 🙂

      Arris

    • #47855

      Yeah sorry if this is too late… but I use a program called “Registrar Registry Manager” that can support ‘mounting’ of registry hives as opposed to opening the local registry, and you can change permissions and do a whole lot of everything more than standard regedit.exe/regedt32.exe can do, then save it back as a Registry Hive file overwriting the original.

      I have had this exact problem that you have in the past, and it’s how I found the program. It is commercial though – i’ve bought a copy, but I’m sure the trial version will do fine for a one-off fix.

      Peace.

    • #47863

      Yeah sorry if this is too late… but I use a program called “Registrar Registry Manager” that can support ‘mounting’ of registry hives as opposed to opening the local registry, and you can change permissions and do a whole lot of everything more than standard regedit.exe/regedt32.exe can do, then save it back as a Registry Hive file overwriting the original.

      I have had this exact problem that you have in the past, and it’s how I found the program. It is commercial though – i’ve bought a copy, but I’m sure the trial version will do fine for a one-off fix.

      Peace.

    • #43524

      Well, i’m a new WS2008 user and i think it’s great for what i do with it, gaming. The performance increases are really there – even with some services activated, Crysis (Warhead) is going almost fullspeed with everything at high! (and it’s a 9600M laptop!).
      But i went wrong, and editing the ProductOptions i accidentally denied the permissions for the admins (i know, i know…). Since nothing (safe mode, last good configuration, etc…) will work, what can i use to restore my permissions to the previous state? I didn’t backup, so i need something to open the registry from another OS (using OS X now) or better, a boot CD wich allows me to change permissions (not just keys). Someone did it, but i think he did it with a backup. Since i enabled and installed loads of things, it would take days to restore it to the previous from a fresh install, so please spare me from that…
      Thank you in advance!

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