can't remove HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run it

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Robert, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Robert

    Robert Guest

    I am wondering if SBS2003 may be causing my problem? I first noticed my
    problem when I tried to configure MusicMatch to not load the QuickPlay icon.
    I first tried this through the MM application itself, but it kept coming
    back. Next I tried by removing the registry value for MM in
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. But it keeps coming
    back. After giving up on MM, I moved on to my next task which was removing
    McAfee and rolling out Trend's C/S/M suite for SMB. After pushing out
    OfficeScan to a test group of three PCs I realized that the OfficeScan system
    tray icon was not present but all the services and processes were running.
    Numerous reboots did not load the system tray icon. So, I checked the
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key and sure enough there
    is no entry for OfficeScanNT Monitor. I also noticed that there were still 4
    entries for McAfee. So obviously that registry folder is not allowing edits.
    Any ideas? Could SBS be controlling this registry folder? I know I didn't
    configure anything specifically to do this.
    Robert, Jan 4, 2005
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  2. Hi Robert,

    What the heck is an application like MusicMatch doing on your server???

    Did you reboot after removing McAfee?


    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Jan 4, 2005
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  3. On the one SBS network that I installed where McAfee antivirus was
    installed, I had a bear of a time getting rid of McAfee. It required manual
    registry pruning and file and folder deletes on every workstation.

    Until that was done, Officescan wouldn't work correctly. I hope I never see
    a McAfee product again.

    I found the manual removal instructions on the McAfee site.
    Les Connor [SBS Community Member - SBS MVP], Jan 5, 2005
  4. Robert

    Robert Guest

    My bad, I didn't explain this correctly. The problem with the registry is on
    a client workstation (Dell). Also, I solved the problem. Spy Sweeper
    Enterprise "locks down" the registry folder
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. That is what was
    stopping me from removing the applications like MusicMatch, QuickTime, etc...
    It also prevented the McAfee install from removing the 4 McAfee entries in
    the HKLM\....\Run folder. And of course it prevented OfficeScan install from
    writing an entry to the Run folder. I know Ad-aware does this "lock down"
    also, but not sure about other Spyware solutions, but it is something to keep
    in mind.

    Thanks for the replies.
    Robert, Jan 5, 2005
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