Restore default registry permissions

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Guest, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    As is well-documented elsewhere, I'm finding that the install of Acrobat
    (Reader) 8.1 messes-up the registry permissions.

    In particular it creates keys in the root classes which have inheritance
    blocked, and which as a result cannot be modified/deleted even by an
    Administrator. It may do other damage; in fact it's hard to tell for sure
    what the extent of the damage is. Because of this I'm reluctant to go for the
    quick-and-dirty fix of forcing a reset of permissions on the HKCR tree. I
    want to be sure the damage is fully repaired and won't give rise to other
    side-effects later.

    Question: Is there a MS tool or procedure to restore the
    registry-permissions back to their standard values, so we can be sure that
    all damage has been corrected?
     
    Guest, Jul 20, 2007
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  2. How to reset security settings back to the defaults:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222


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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Ian" <> wrote in message news:...
    As is well-documented elsewhere, I'm finding that the install of Acrobat
    (Reader) 8.1 messes-up the registry permissions.

    In particular it creates keys in the root classes which have inheritance
    blocked, and which as a result cannot be modified/deleted even by an
    Administrator. It may do other damage; in fact it's hard to tell for sure
    what the extent of the damage is. Because of this I'm reluctant to go for the
    quick-and-dirty fix of forcing a reset of permissions on the HKCR tree. I
    want to be sure the damage is fully repaired and won't give rise to other
    side-effects later.

    Question: Is there a MS tool or procedure to restore the
    registry-permissions back to their standard values, so we can be sure that
    all damage has been corrected?
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Jul 22, 2007
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