General discussion


Registry and Control Panel on \

By dfields ·
Problem: Your Windows NT Workstation boots up to logon and you receive an error about too many characters in username. You also learned that a curious fellow clicked on a reg file and changed the Computer Name.

In a flash of genius, you remove the hard drive and install it on another workstation as the \ with the intention of editing the registry. You open regedit on \ and lo and behold it displays the registry of the host computer!

You say to yourself "I'll just open the Control Panel applet \winnt\system32\ncpa.cpl" and change the computer name. But wait! That's controlling the network properties of the Host computer!

Question: How do SELECTIVELY load a registry into regedit (or regedt32) and how do you control Control Panel applets?


This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Remove from domain...read on

by Gryph In reply to Registry and Control Pane ...

Hi Dean
Why not pull the temprary drive hosting computer from the domain, disconnect the primary drive and then do your registry editing. Of course, this would require a local administrator password.


Related Discussions

Related Forums