UAC and permissions on HKLM registry

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Doug Walch, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Doug Walch

    Doug Walch Guest

    In the XP environment, we have an asset management program that sucks the
    machines serial number out of the BIOS, and subsequently writes the value to
    the registry in the HKLM hive. I'm wondering if this will be possible with
    VISTA AND UAC. Will it be necessary to change the permissions on the
    specific registry key (during the imaging process) in order for this to
    occur without the user being prompted? TIA.
     
    Doug Walch, Oct 18, 2006
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  2. Doug Walch

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Yes.
     
    Jimmy Brush, Oct 19, 2006
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  3. Doug Walch

    Vipin Guest

    Registry virtualisation will redirect writes to HKLM to HKCU, so you don't
    have to worry about the write failing.
     
    Vipin, Oct 26, 2006
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  4. Doug Walch

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Application developers should not rely on this "feature" - virtualization is
    there to support old applications, not new ones. If you want to write to
    HKLM, you need to have permissions to that key or ask the user to elevate.
    Otherwise, write to HKCU.
     
    Jimmy Brush, Oct 28, 2006
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