[gptalk] Re: Registry.pol

  • From: "Cruz, Jerome L" <jerome.l.cruz@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 09:29:21 -0700

I second Jamie's recommendation.

Since you are missing some of the relevant ADM templates, I think you should 
dump the contents of the registry.pol file to text where you can see all of the 
settings at once and compare to the report from the GPMC (especially the 
section showing miscellaneous registry entries)--besides, this will make it 
easier to re-create any of the ADM templates you might want. The downside, of 
course, is that you'll be missing anything that had been in the original 
"Explain" tabs on those settings.

If you have any questionable settings, compare to the MS provided GPO Registry 
settings spreadsheet (latest date 3/9/2008):

Note: Entries in the registry.pol file can not only come from the 
Administrative templates, but also from a few other areas in the GPO Editor 
(e.g. Certificates, etc.). So to make sure you have everything documented that 
you want, use the following steps to dump the data directory from each 
Registry.pol file you want:

Copy the registry.pol file to your local workstation (say...to the root of the 
C: drive)

Open a CMD shell (Start | Run | cmd | OK)

Enter: regview registry.pol > temp.txt [Enter]

Enter: Notepad temp.txt


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 7:18 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Registry.pol

If you know what registry keys you're looking for, then why don't you
just recreate the ADM manually and set them back to not configured?

Jamie Nelson | Systems Engineer | Systems Support, Information
Technology | I N T E G R I S Health | Phone 405.552.0903 | Fax
405.553.5687 | http://www.integrisok.com

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 6:15 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Nate Bahta
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Registry.pol

This is not free you can use the 30 day demo registry workshop
if you need to buy it I think it only cost 30.00 dollars

Take Care --John

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Nate Bahta <nathaniel.bahta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hey all,
> Anyone know a good (free) way to edit the registry.pol file from a
> gpo?  There are some settings in a gpo of ours that we no longer have
> the ADM template for and I need to strip them out and recreate the adm

> template, so first I want to strip them out of the registry.pol file.
> Thanks,
> Nate

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