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