How To: Modify permissions to registry keys


Contained in this document are the steps necessary to modify permissions to keys in the Windows registry.


The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
Please visit the link in the Related Information section prior to any registry modifications.
  1. Click Start > Run. Type 'regedt32'.
  2. Browse to the key/folder to be modified and highlight it.
    • Windows NT and 2000 - Click Security > Permissions
    • Windows XP - Click Edit > Permissions

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