Open Registry Editor

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To open Registry Editor

  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.


  • Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer. Whenever possible, use tools and programs other than Registry Editor to edit the registry.


  • To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

  • Some previous versions of Windows had two versions of Registry Editor: regedit.exe and regedt32.exe. The version of Registry Editor that ships with the Windows ServerĀ 2003 family replaces both versions from previous operating systems.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Registry best practices
Load or Unload Registry Hives