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Registry view

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 12, 2016

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The DameWare Remote Support Registry view provides a robust and easy to use interface to manage the registry on both local and remote systems. Use Batch Processing to import registry files to one or more selected computers from the lower pane of the Registry view. For additional information about Batch Processing, see Batch Processing.

The upper portion of the Registry view shows the registry hives and keys in the left pane, and the names and values for the selected registry key in the right pane. Use the Registry view to do any of the following:

  • Export the selected registry hive(s)/key(s) to a .REG file

  • Import .REG files to one or more systems

  • Add or change values for REG_BINARY data types.

Remote Support supports registry files that are in Microsoft RegEdit4 signature file format. Remote Support's Registry view currently does not support the following functionality:

  • Batch deleting Registry keys

  • REGEDIT5 formatted registry (.reg) files

  • Changing registry key permissions

Rules for registry components

The following rules govern the content of registry value entry components:

  • The name of the value is a string of up to 16,000 Unicode characters (32K). This name can contain backslash (\) characters. The name itself can be null (that is, " ").

  • The data type of the value is REG_BINARY, REG_DWORD, REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_MULTI_SZ or REG_SZ. The DameWare Remote Support Registry view, as well as the Vista/2008/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 Registry Editor, allows edits values of these types only.

  • The value in a value entry can be data of a size up to 1 MB in any data type except REG_DWORD, including arbitrary strings and raw binary data. However, to be efficient, values larger than 2048 bytes should be stored as files with the filenames stored in the Registry.

  • The Registry preserves case as you type it for any entry but ignores case in evaluating the data. However, the data is defined by specific applications (or users) so applications that use the data might be case sensitive depending on how the program that uses it treats the data.

  • Numeric values and ranges that take the REG_DWORD data type can be expressed as either hexadecimal or decimal numbers, or in hex or decimal base. If the defined value is represented in a hexadecimal base, the value is preceded by 'r;0x' to indicate that it is hexadecimal.

  • To assist you in applying changes to hexadecimal-base value entries or interpreting the current values, you can use a scientific calculator, such as the Calculator application (Calc.exe) to make conversions between hexadecimal and decimal values.

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