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By jgreer ·
I saved a copy of policy editor to a disk and when I go to a computer to utilize this program the following things happen. I am able to open and edit the registry files, however, when I attempt to save I receive the following error. "Unable to save to registry: error 259212 occurred."

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by clover252525 In reply to Policy editor error

Are you trying to edit the SYSTEM.DAT or USER.DAT files? They should be edited with REGEDIT.EXE rather than POLEDIT.EXE. The POLEDIT should be used to edit the POLICY.POL file only. This could be your problem, if I read your question correctly.

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by dmiles In reply to Policy editor error

The policy editor will only edit registry root keys HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,other root keys cannot be edited using the System Policy Editor.
When you want to change the settings of an option,click the check box to the left of the option.
After you make the neccasary changes,click OK
Shut down and restart the computer to have these settings take effect.
Also remote editing using System Policy Editor updates the HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

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by ec364 In reply to Policy editor error

Policy editor must be installed in order for it to work properly. There is a critical file that it needs that placed in INF directory.

Launch The Add/Remove Software applet in Control Panel, click the Windows Setup tab, and press the Have Disk button. Navigate to the ADMIN\APPTOOLS\POLEDIT in Windows 95 CD and put it on the Accessories\System Tools submenu of the Programs menu. It will also place the critical policy template file ADMIN.ADM in the C:\WINDOWS\INF directory.

Once installed, you can open the Registry from Policy Editor but not all keys of the Registry are available. Whatever you see is what you can edit. The Policy Editor is the other thing for security. This you have to create and save. It defines your users access to the computer if you have the Windows Profile turned on.

Enjoy!

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by guy In reply to Policy editor error

Just wanted to endorse what ec634 says. Policy editor must be installed properly. Also install the grouppol.dll - Two boxes to check.

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