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Removing the Everyone Group from Group Policies in the Remote Registry Services Permanently Removes All Access

This article was previously published under Q281641
You receive an "Access Denied" error message when you are adding other groups to Remote Registry Services.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps to remove the security on the service.

NOTE: Before you perform the following steps, you must configure the Group Policy Object (GPO) correctly. To correctly configure a Group Policy to set a permission on a system service, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
256345 Configuring Group Policies to Set Security for System Services

To Reset Permissions to Allow Policy Application

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
  1. Start Registry Editor (click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK).
  2. Locate the following registry key:
  3. Delete the Security key to reset the permissions on the service.
  4. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257247 Policy Changing System Service Permissions Does Not Apply
Win2000 Windows Remote Registry Services

Article ID: 281641 - Last Review: 10/31/2006 02:52:39 - Revision: 1.3

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
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