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Ian61
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Since: Aug 13, 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Restore default registry permissions
Archived from groups: microsoft>public>windowsxp>security_admin (more info?)

As is well-documented elsewhere, I'm finding that the install of Acrobat
(Reader) 8.1 messes-up the registry permissions.

In particular it creates keys in the root classes which have inheritance
blocked, and which as a result cannot be modified/deleted even by an
Administrator. It may do other damage; in fact it's hard to tell for sure
what the extent of the damage is. Because of this I'm reluctant to go for the
quick-and-dirty fix of forcing a reset of permissions on the HKCR tree. I
want to be sure the damage is fully repaired and won't give rise to other
side-effects later.

Question: Is there a MS tool or procedure to restore the
registry-permissions back to their standard values, so we can be sure that
all damage has been corrected?
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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Since: Jun 29, 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Restore default registry permissions [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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How to reset security settings back to the defaults:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222


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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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"Ian" wrote in message
As is well-documented elsewhere, I'm finding that the install of Acrobat
(Reader) 8.1 messes-up the registry permissions.

In particular it creates keys in the root classes which have inheritance
blocked, and which as a result cannot be modified/deleted even by an
Administrator. It may do other damage; in fact it's hard to tell for sure
what the extent of the damage is. Because of this I'm reluctant to go for the
quick-and-dirty fix of forcing a reset of permissions on the HKCR tree. I
want to be sure the damage is fully repaired and won't give rise to other
side-effects later.

Question: Is there a MS tool or procedure to restore the
registry-permissions back to their standard values, so we can be sure that
all damage has been corrected?
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