This one is the one I don't get. I run a w2k prof.

I got confused at this point
Select winreg, click the Security menu, and then click Permissions.
It told me to add a registry value and it was already there. The other thing was that the only way I could access what they (M$) told me is from a file and winreg is in a registry key. Im confused, I don't get on how I can apply that feature. Thx in advance.

Protect the registry from anonymous access

The default permissions do not restrict remote access to the registry. Only administrators should have remote access to the registry, because the Windows 2000 registry editing tools support remote access by default. To restrict network access to the registry:

Add the following key to the registry:


Value Name

Select winreg, click the Security menu, and then click Permissions.
Set the Administrators permission to Full Control, make sure no other users or groups are listed, and then click OK.
The security permissions (ACLs) set on this key define which users or groups can connect to the system for remote registry access. In addition, the AllowedPaths subkey contains a list of keys to which members of the Everyone group have access, notwithstanding the ACLs on the winreg key. This allows specific system functions, such as checking printer status, to work correctly regardless of how access is restricted via the winreg registry key. The default security on the AllowedPaths registry key grants only Administrators the ability to manage these paths. The AllowedPaths key, and its proper use, is documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q155363.