Find a string, value, or key
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To find a string, value, or key
Open Registry Editor.
On the Edit menu, click Find.
In Find what, type the string, value, or key you want to find.
Select the Keys, Values, Data, and Match whole string only check boxes to match the type of search you want, and then click Find Next.
- Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
You must have appropriate permissions to make changes to a registry key. To maintain security when making changes to a registry key for which you need administrative credentials, log in as a member of the Users group and run Regedit as an administrator by right-clicking the Regedit icon, clicking Run as, and clicking an account in the local Administrators group. The Regedit icon does not appear by default from the Start menu. To access the icon, open the Windows or WINNT folder on your computer.
You can speed up the search by looking through only one type of information; for example, if you know that you are looking for a entry, you can clear the Keys and Data check boxes, so that you will not search through those objects.
To repeat the search, press F3.
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.