Registers a program so that it has special execution characteristics.


register FileName [{/system|/user}] [/v]


FileName   : Specifies the name of the file you want to register.

/system   : Registers filename as a system global resource.

/user   : Registers filename as a user global resource.

/v   : Displays additional information.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.


  • Only administrators can use register.

  • Some complex applications and subsystems need to execute in a system global context to establish resources that are common to more than one logon.

  • Registration data for a program is recognized only when the program is installed. If you issue a register command for a program that is already installed, the changes take effect the next time the program is installed.

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