Registry Editor Windows Server 2012

Posted By admin On 29/12/21

Windows Registry audit permissions must be configured on each Windows server you want to audit so that the “Who” and “When” values are reported correctly for each change. For test environment, PoC or evaluation you can use automatic audit configuration. If you want to configure Windows Registry manually, follow the instructions below.

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The following audit permissions must be set to 'Successful' for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM and HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT keys:

Step 1: Click on Start and typing gpedit.msc into the search box. Step 2: Navigate to User Configuration – Administrative Templates – System. Step 3: In the right hand pane, double click on Prevent access to registry editing tools. Step 4: If the setting is set to Enabled, you can change it to Not Configured or Disabled. You should know that if any of the registry values exist, then the server is pending a reboot. Knowing this, you then need to return True if any of the values exist and False if none of them exist. Wrap all of this up into a script and it should look like this (with some minor additions like Credential ). For more on the registry and how it works, be sure to read our guide to using the registry editor like a pro. Backing up and Restoring Sections of the Windows Registry For the most part, all you need to know is how to backup and restore sections of the registry, especially those sections that you might be attempting to edit.

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I’ll go so far as to say that part of every backup and recovery plan should include the registry. Backing up and restoring the registry normally isn’t done from within Registry Editor, however. It is handled through the Windows Server Backup utility or through your preferred third-party backup software. The instructions below apply to machines under Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, and 2003. Follow these steps: Connect to your server via Remote Desktop; Click simultaneously on the Windows logo + R to open the “Run” dialog and execute the “cmd” command; Open the registry editor by typing the “regedit” command.

  • Set Value
  • Create Subkey
  • Delete
  • Write DAC
  • Write Owner

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Perform one of the following procedures depending on the OS version:

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  1. On your target server, open Registry Editor: navigate to Start Run and type 'regedit'.

  2. In the registry tree, expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key, right-click SOFTWARE and select Permissions from the pop-up menu.

  3. In the Permissions for SOFTWARE dialog, click Advanced.

  4. In the Advanced Security Settings for SOFTWARE dialog, select the Auditing tab and click Add.

  5. Select the Everyone group.
  6. In the Auditing Entry for SOFTWARE dialog, select 'Successful' for the following access types:

    • Set Value
    • Create Subkey
    • Delete
    • Write DAC
    • Write Owner
  7. Repeat the same steps for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM and HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT keys.

  1. On your target server, open Registry Editor: navigate to Start Run and type 'regedit'.

  2. In the registry tree, expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key, right-click SOFTWARE and select Permissions from the pop-up menu.

  3. In the Permissions for SOFTWARE dialog, click Advanced.

  4. In the Advanced Security Settings for SOFTWARE dialog, select the Auditing tab and click Add.

  5. Click Select a principal link and specify the Everyone group in the Enter the object name to select field.
  6. Set Type to 'Success' and Applies to to 'This key and subkeys'.
  7. Click Show advanced permissions and select the following access types:

    • Set Value
    • Create Subkey
    • Delete
    • Write DAC
    • Write Owner
  8. Repeat the same steps for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM and HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT keys.

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NOTE: Using Group Policy for configuring registry audit is not recommended, as registry DACL settings may be lost.