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  • Registry editor anyone?

    I'm looking for a 3rd party app which is used to edit the registry. I need one which will:
    • Backup the registry in one button click
    • Setup bookmarks with comments (for those favourite IT geeks' keys)
    • Provide a simple but intuitive display of the registry

    I was wondering what most Sys Admins use? Thanks
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  • #2
    Re: Registry editor anyone?

    I've never seen a 3rd party GUI registry editor other than CLI stuff and resource kit utilities.
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    • #3
      Re: Registry editor anyone?

      It's our old friend again. http://www.google.com.au/search?sour...gistry+editors
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      • #4
        Re: Registry editor anyone?

        Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
        Sorry mate, but you have been correct in the past, but note my wording in the original post.....
        I was wondering what most Sys Admins use?


        I don't think you can easily find admin's experiences in Google...
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        • #5
          Re: Registry editor anyone?

          I have well over a decade of professional experience and all I've ever needed and used was REGEDIT and REGEDT32.


          Here are some hits from a google search for alternative:

          http://www.dcsoft.com/products/regeditx/

          http://www.topdownloads.net/software...p?hl=&id=28901

          http://www.topdownloads.net/software...p?hl=&id=67847



          I'm looking for a 3rd party app which is used to edit the registry. I need one which will:
          1. Backup the registry in one button click
          2. Setup bookmarks with comments (for those favourite IT geeks' keys)
          3. Provide a simple but intuitive display of the registry
          To answer your questions directly:
          1. ntbackup.exe or 3rd party backup program will back up your registry in a few mouse clicks. You should be backing up your registry nightly on production systems anyway via automated schedule. As far as needing backups for experimenting with registries, use a test or development system for this, not a production system. If you're bothered by all the time it will take to back up and restore the registry in order to test the effects of a change, use VMware virtualization and snapshots. The technology has been around for a few years, it's time you use it.

          2. Use formal documentation for this. You don't want to bloat your precious registry size with bitmaps, screen shots, or other annotation crap. It's only going to make your Windowz slower than it already is plus make it that much more vulnerable to corruption. The Windows registry is not the place for this type of request. Think of how much it would slow roaming profiles.

          3. I find regedit and regedt32 plenty intuitive.
          Last edited by jasonboche; 27th April 2007, 03:22.
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          • #6
            Re: Registry editor anyone?

            Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
            1. ntbackup.exe or 3rd party backup program will back up your registry in a few mouse clicks.
            If you batch it and put it on your Quick Launch it could be one click away.

            EDIT - For #2 I think that a 3rd party app might make it so that you could a) add comments (and other stuff or whatever) to the interface b) have those comments stored in a separate file and not in the registry. I will say that I've never seen or heard of it but then again I've never had a desire to look for or use 3rd party registry editors.
            Last edited by JeremyW; 27th April 2007, 02:57.
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            Jeremy

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            • #7
              Re: Registry editor anyone?

              Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
              If you batch it and put it on your Quick Launch it could be one click away.
              I don't get drunk and edit my registry so I've never needed this type of spontanious registry backup.

              Another analogy comes to mind "Measure twice, cut once..."
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              • #8
                Re: Registry editor anyone?

                Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
                I don't get drunk and edit my registry so I've never needed this type of spontanious registry backup.

                Another analogy comes to mind "Measure twice, cut once..."


                For me it really depends on the system I'm working on. I tend to "fly the by the seat of my pants" when it comes to computers I own. But of course I'm reckless enough to not even bother to back them up.
                Regards,
                Jeremy

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                • #9
                  Re: Registry editor anyone?

                  Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
                  I don't get drunk and edit my registry...
                  I call BS! You're from Minnesota there's nothing else to do. j/k
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                  • #10
                    Re: Registry editor anyone?

                    Originally posted by ahinson View Post
                    I call BS! You're from Minnesota there's nothing else to do. j/k
                    No, that would be North Dakota!
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                    • #11
                      Re: Registry editor anyone?

                      Originally posted by JDMils View Post
                      Sorry mate, but you have been correct in the past, but note my wording in the original post.....



                      I don't think you can easily find admin's experiences in Google...
                      Wording was noted, eh hummm:
                      Originally posted by JDMils
                      I'm looking for a 3rd party app which is used to edit the registry. I need one which will:
                      • Backup the registry in one button click
                      • Setup bookmarks with comments (for those favourite IT geeks' keys)
                      • Provide a simple but intuitive display of the registry
                      There were 4 questions in your post. I answered 3 of them with the link.

                      Originally posted by JDMils
                      I was wondering what most Sys Admins use?
                      Never needed to use anything bar the MS supplied tool so I was unable to contribute to question 4. (nothing implied nor intended in this answer.)
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
                      2 2 was 1 2.
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