HKEY_CURRENT_USER vs. HKEY_USERS

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by kakii, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. kakii

    kakii Guest

    Some win xp pro sp3 user has started regedit.
    How can one find out to which entry of HKEY_USERS the
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER corresponds to ?
    In other words how can one find out what user names
    used during windows logon the particular entries
    of HKEY_USERS correspond to ?
     
    kakii, Jul 27, 2008
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  2. While you are in Regedit?

    Compare the Volatile Environment keys.

    or create a dummy key under HKCU and then hit F5 to refresh and see
    which HKU<SID> key has the same dummy key.

    John

    kakii wrote:

    >
    > Some win xp pro sp3 user has started regedit.
    > How can one find out to which entry of HKEY_USERS the
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER corresponds to ?
    > In other words how can one find out what user names
    > used during windows logon the particular entries
    > of HKEY_USERS correspond to ?
     
    John John (MVP), Jul 27, 2008
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  3. kakii

    JakeSpleen Guest

    Current user is usually the last but one of the HKEY Users hive.

    If you want to find out which key corresponds to each user simply right
    click > permissions. The users name will be displayed in the security tab of
    that key.
    "kakii" wrote:

    >
    > Some win xp pro sp3 user has started regedit.
    > How can one find out to which entry of HKEY_USERS the
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER corresponds to ?
    > In other words how can one find out what user names
    > used during windows logon the particular entries
    > of HKEY_USERS correspond to ?
    >
     
    JakeSpleen, Aug 11, 2008
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