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XP/2K registry

Discussion in 'A+' started by steveh2001, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Hey guys,

    Just realised something - somehow i seem to have missed learning about the names of the windows NT based OS's and their registry! I know 9X based has system.dat and user.dat, ME introduced classes.dat and 3.1 is all in the .ini files. But i must have missed out XP and 2k and i guess nt4 along the line :blink :D

    Now are these the files within c:\windows\system32\config? Sam security system etc? (no file extensions) and do we need to know them? Ive used the MM all in one, but am going over it again now
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    MM doesn't name them, so it might be that you don't need to know the names!

    But yes - HKLM in the registry is loaded from the config directory you mention - although some of the files there have other purposes. The HKU section is loaded from a couple of files in the user areas called Ntuser.dat and UsrClass.dat.

    Edit: The above is true of XP, and I believe Win2k as well. I don't have access to a NT4 box at the moment to see what the layout is there.

    Harry.
     
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  3. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Thanks harry!

    Ill assume that their out of the scope of A+ then, but thanks for info, i have a bit of knowledge of them just in case :D
     
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  5. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Excellent!

    Thanks bluerinse - ill print that of and give it a read:D
     
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