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Disable Windows 2000 Professional remote registry modification

Windows 2000 Professional enables you to view and modify a registry remotely; however, it's also a potential security risk. If you don't need to manage your registry remotely, here's how you can and should secure it.

Windows 2000 Professional enables you to view and modify a registry remotely, which is a useful feature when you need to fix or tweak a system across the network. In some cases, the ability to remotely edit the registry is a lifesaver; however, it's also a potential security risk. If you don't need to manage your registry remotely, you can and should secure it. Here's how:

  1. Go to Start | Run.
  2. Type regedt32.exe and click OK.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\winreg.
  4. Go to Security | Permissions.
  5. In the Permissions dialog, allow and deny access to groups and users as needed and close the Registry Editor.

Note: Remember that editing your registry can be risky, so always have a verified backup before you begin. Miss a Windows 2000 Professional tip?

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