You can use tools such as Reg.exe to make changes to Windows 9x registries on remote PCs quickly and easily, using commands that you can add to login scripts and other batch files. But sometimes it's easier to access registries on other Windows 9x computers directly, so you can make the changes without having to script them.
Windows 95 and 98 make this possible with the Remote Registry service. To ensure that everything works smoothly, you must first complete some prep work.
In order for the Remote Registry service to work, user-level access must be in use on both the Windows 9x PC registry that you want to access and the Windows 9x PC that will access the remote registry.
After you've set the appropriate security levels, you need to install the Remote Registry service. Follow these steps:
If there are any problems with the user-level access setup on the computer, you'll receive a warning at startup that the service isn't available. You'll need to resolve this issue before you can access the Remote Registry service.
After setting up the Remote Registry service, you can access remote Windows 9x registries on other PCs. Follow these steps:
Remember that you now have live and complete access to another computer's registry. Be sure that the computer is not in use while you make changes to its registry.
Note: Editing the registry is risky, so be sure you have a verified backup before making any changes.