Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Registry Reference

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

Welcome to the Resource Kit Registry Reference for Windows Server 2003.

The Registry Reference is a searchable technical reference that provides detailed descriptions of selected Windows Server 2003 registry content. It describes the subtrees, keys, subkeys, and entries that advanced users want to know about, including many entries that cannot be changed by using Windows tools or programming interfaces. It also contains essential background information about the Windows registry, as well as methods of backing up and restoring the registry, and tips on how to edit the registry safely.


  • Directly editing the registry bypasses standard safeguards, allowing settings that can damage your system, or even require you to reinstall Windows. If you are certain that you must edit the registry, first back it up by using one of the methods described in Backing Up and Restoring the Registry. After you make changes, be sure to test them before returning your computer to normal operation.

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