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By Rabbit_Runner ·
I have a server which has an enormous registry, over 202 meg.

Mostly this was because of CRLs which had filled up the certificates key. We have corrected that problem and are utilizing a program that allows the CRLs to be copied to the hard drive, rather than the registry.

The server is a Windows 2000 Advanced server (sp4)with all patches applied. It is running IIS and is a member server in a large domain.

During our correcting of the above problem, we copied the registry file so as to eliminate all white space. See...
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=837330


Problem: When I now do an export of the registry, the file size is 32.1 meg.

However, when I check the size of the registry in the advanced properties of the server, it shows 202 meg.

Also an examination of the registry files in the %systempartition%\system32\config folder, the SOFTWARE file is still 202 meg.

How does one go about triming this file, though the registry export shows 32.1 meg.

I'm not a registry guru, but am not afraid to tackle any necessary steps.

Thanks in advance.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Registry Problem

Did you restart the computer as per the article?

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Registry Problem

Yes, the server has been re-booted several times. We were given a span of time for the software install to re-boot as necessary. That was accomplished after the registry had been trimmed.

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Registry Problem

No solution has been found. We are going to rebuild this server from scratch and put all the applications back on.

Thanks for your help.

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