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Microsoft Windows XP Registry Guide: Chapter 6, Managing Registry-Based Policy

Microsoft Windows XP Registry Guide Get a glimpse inside Jerry Honeycutt's book, "Microsoft Windows XP Registry Guide," with this excerpt from Chapter 6, "Managing Registry-Based Policy." Click here for the chapter download or to purchase the book.

Chapter Summary: The Windows XP registry is behind almost every great feature in the operating system. Discover how to customize the registry -- and how to take care of it -- with this no-nonsense primer. Written for IT professionals and desktop power users, this eye-opening guide reveals little-known registry techniques, tricks, tips, and secrets to make your tasks easier.

Chapter 6 explains registry-based policies in detail. Learn how to use registry-based policies to manage settings in the registry. Learn how to track down registry settings and write scripts to change them. Some of the other items you will learn about in this chapter include:

  • Group Policy Extensions
  • Group Policy Storage
  • Deploying Registry-Based Policy
  • Extending Registry-Based Policy
  • Customizing Windows XP
  • Using the Group Policy Tools and more!

This chapter download from "Microsoft Windows XP Registry Guide" by Jerry Honeycutt is printed with permission from Microsoft Press, Copyright 2002.

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This was first published in April 2005

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