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Unformatted text preview: 70-270:MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalSecond Edition, EnhancedChapter 12: Working With the Windows XP RegistryGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced2ObjectivesUnderstand the function and structure of the RegistryDescribe the purpose of the Registry keys and the hive files to which some of them mapUse the Registry editor and various other Registry toolsWork with Registry storage files and fault toleranceGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced3Objectives (continued)Restore and protect the RegistryWork with Registry tools in the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Resource KitGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced4Windows Registry OverviewRegistry Hierarchical database of information about systems configurationStores information essential to Windows XPInformation for Microsoft and third-party applicationsInformation stored comparable to that stored in initialization filesTakes the place of .ini filesNot a text fileGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced5Windows Registry Overview (continued)Changes made to system configurations through Control Panel applets are applied to Registry databaseSome settings can be established or changed only by editing the Registry directlyMust use Registry editor to edit RegistryDesigned for programming ease and speed of interaction for processesGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced6Windows Registry ComponentsKeySubkeyValue entryValueGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced7Windows Registry Components (continued)Data types:BinaryDWORDStringMultiple StringExpandable StringGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced8Hierarchical Registry StructureGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced9Windows RegistryNot a complete collection of configuration settingsHolds only exceptions to defaultsMust know exact syntax, spelling, location, and valid values to add new entryAlways edit with extreme careGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced10Windows Registry (continued)Loaded into memory from files on system startupWritten from memory back to the files on shutdownGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced11Important Registry Structures and KeysKeys and subkeys control Windows behaviorGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced12HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEControls local computerIncludes information about:Hardware devicesApplicationsDevice drivers Kernel servicesPhysical settingsGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced13HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESubkeys:HARDWARESAMSECURITYSOFTWARESYSTEMGuide to MCSE 70-270, Second Edition, Enhanced14HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWAREData related directly to physical devices installed on a computerConfiguration data...
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