Using Regedit

 

This section provides tips on using the Microsoft Registry Editor program (regedit) to locate the values needed when defining custom registry checks using the Custom Check Wizard.

  1. On your Windows desktop select Start > Run.

  2. In the Open box type regedit.

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  1. Click OK.

  2. Expand the appropriate root folder and sub-folders to begin locating the desired registry value.

For example:

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  1. When you have located the desired registry value, do the following to populate the various fields in the Custom Check Wizard.

a) In the Registry Editor, identify the registry path root name (begins with HKEY_)

b) Switch back to the Custom Check Wizard and select the matching root value.

a) In the Registry Editor, right-click the final folder in the registry path and then select Export. For example:

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b) At the bottom of the resulting Export Registry File dialog, highlight all but the root portion of the path and then press Ctrl-C to copy the contents to the clipboard. For example:

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c) Switch back to the Custom Check Wizard and paste the contents of the clipboard into the Registry Path box.

a) In the Registry Editor, double-click the desired registry value to access the Edit Value dialog.

b) Highlight the value name and then press Ctrl-C to copy the contents to the clipboard. For example:

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c) Switch back to the Custom Check Wizard and paste the contents of the clipboard into the Value Name box.

a) In the Registry Editor, look in the Type column to locate the registry type.

b) Switch back to the Custom Check Wizard and select the matching value in the Value Type box.