Re: User inadvertently set the permissions for the entire HKCR hive to deny for the Everyone and Administrator group

From: "Steven L Umbach" <n9rou@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

| That seems to be the problem as I was just trying it out on a test computer
| that I have dual boot on and was not able to load a registry hive to change
| the permissions. The link below explains HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT more and there is
| no single file for it. Sorry about the dead end on that one.
| Another possibility that I have not tried either is to look at using setacl
| which can change registry key permissions and do it from a remote computer.
| Offhand I don't know if it will work on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. An upgrade/repair
| install might be something to consider and of course possibly service pack
| and definitely security updates would need to be redone. If the secedit
| command can be run then it may be worth while trying per KB313222 and the
| /areas regkeys switch could be used to reset only registry. --- Steve
| -- setacl

Thanks Steve, they look promising.