[duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss

  • From: "Loeffler, Kevin J." <loeffler@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:09:00 -0500

I don't know that I have a preference.  I would think it best to NOT
a registry hack to remove anything.  This will be complicated for some
of the
regular users and they probably shouldn't be in the registry for their
own good.  Having administrators edit a key manually to prevent
overwriting the
settings sounds like it may be the best option.  Regular users can
always make
the needed changes to their registry.  Systems managed by administrators
be locked down with the registry key set to 1 instead of the default 0.
So I
guess I do prefer one over the others - your final alternative seems
like it
would cause the least disruption for ALL parties involved, not just

If you go with the first option you suggested, how hard would it be to
post a
registry edit file to undo settings from a previous build of DBT?
only have one to start with, and if you update the reg files as new
come out, users could use the reg file to remove the registry branch
older builds without getting into the registry by hand.  The new build
then be installed and it could create the new branch as needed. 

-----Original Message-----
>But one question remains: at what point shall we set rights to the
>branch?  I suggest setting them only as the branch is created.  This
>prevents DBT overwriting any customizations that you may have to set by
>hand.  However, it also means that current installations won't be fixed
>we post a new build of DBT.  Rather, you would have to remove the
>branch (using regedit) and then re-create all of your embosser
>Another alternative would be to overwrite rights settings always, if we
>unless we find a specific value (e.g. PermissionsCustomized=1) in the
>registry branch.  You would then want to add this value if you
>permissions for some reason.
>A final alternative would be similar.  We could overwrite right
>always, if we can, unless we find a specific value (e.g.
>PermissionsInitialized=1) in the registry branch.  We would ourselves
>this value, so that your customizations would be preserved unless you
>eliminate the setting.

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