Default security permissions on Windows Registry keys.

Registry keys with permissions

At work, I’m working on a registry key permission error.  Something which worked on Windows 2000, now doesn’t work on Windows XP.  It’s security related, hope to solve it today.

One of the questions I had was: “What are the default registry security permissions for Windows 2000 and Windows XP?”  Couldn’t find anything.

So I created my own, using the Microsoft Sysinternals AccessEnum tool.  The above graph just shows how much Microsoft has tighten registry security, from operating system to operating system.

You can find the attached spreadsheet summary here.

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