Re: Registry Boo-boo
From: Sarah Tanembaum (sarah.tanembaum_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 00:10:22 -0400
Roger, thanks a bunch. I did restore the INF and everything seems to work
Since I never back up my server, I thought that I have to reinstall it
"Roger Abell" <mvpNOSpam@asu.edu> wrote in message
> Choice one = restore system state backup taken just before
> you made the changes.
> When you removed your change from HKCR you evidently
> propogated down changes which have removed access to
> Users members.
> Can you recall exactly what it is that you did in the reg
> premissions at root of HKCR ? so that you can reverse ?
> Else, review technique outlined (for XP Pro) here
> tempered by the warning for W2k3 here
> about NOT applying Setup security.inf
> If you edit down Setup security.inf to the lines
> in the registry section that deal with HKCU
> you could then flip a coin and decide to do it.
> Roger Abell
> Microsoft MVP (Windows Server System: Security)
> MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
> "Sarah Tanembaum" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I've somewhat screw up my Windows 2003 server. It began when I tried to
> > a new group, e.g. ACT , to have a write permission on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
> > It turns out that it did not help so then I remove back that group from
> > Then I rebooted the machine and then when I log in as a regular Users,
> > actuser, it did not show anything in my desktop. It seems that the
> > services is not running. I tried with other user, and it resulted the
> > no EXPLORER - blank screen.
> > Then, I make actuser as member of Administrators, then it work.
> > Can you help me out what should I do now to restore it so regular user
> > login and have EXPLORER running.
> > Thanks
> > What should I do