WINDOWS

 

-a- Registry = HKEY definitions  
  [HKCR] HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT = file types, filename extensions, URL protocol prefixes, and registered classes
  [HKCU] HKEY_CURRENT_USER = a link to a subset of data stored in HKEY_USERS
  [HKLM] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = information about all the hardware and software installed on the computer
  [HKU] HKEY_USERS = information about all the system’s user accounts
  [HKCC] HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG = a link to a subset of data stored in…
  …HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\****
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Activation > delay Windows activation  
  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SL > SkipRearm = 1
  … from command prompt > slmgr -rearm (will allow extending activation beyond 3 x 30 days)
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AutoPlay > disable  
  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\
  …> Create DWORD = NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 000000FF
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Clock > remove from notification area  
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  …> create DWORD (32 bit) key = HideClock = 1
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Control Panel > remove an icon  
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  …> Create DWORD = DisallowCpl = 1
  …> Create Key = DisallowCpl
  …> Create new String value = 1 = name of the Control Panel icon
  …> Create new String value = 2 = name of the Control Panel icon
  …> Create new String value = 3 = name of the Control Panel icon
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Control Panel > show only specified icons  
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  …> Create DWORD = RestrictCpl = 1
  …> Create Key = RestrictCpl
  …> Create new String value = 1 = name of the Control Panel icon
  …> Create new String value = 2 = name of the Control Panel icon
  …> Create new String value = 3 = name of the Control Panel icon
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Desktop icons > add by default  
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel…
  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel…
  …\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  …\{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} = 0 > F5 on the desktop to refresh
  If the key doesn’t exist > create dword key = 0
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Downloads > increase max# to 10  
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\
  …> create DWORD = MaxConnectionsPerServer = 0000000a
  …> create DWORD = MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server = 0000000a
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Encrypt and decrypt > from a shortcut menu  
  [right click on file > Properties > Advanced > General tab = encrypt/decrypt]
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced…
  … > create DWORD = EncryptionContextMenu = 1
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Login > How to turn on automatic logon  
  1. Run > control userpasswords2 > Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon…
  …DefaultUserName = enter username (if key needs to be created = String Value)
  …DefaultPassword = enter password (if key needs to be created = String Value)
  …AutoAdminLogon = 1 (true, or 0 for false) [if password is blank Windows automatically assigns 0)
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon…
  …ForceAutoLogon = 1 (if key needs to be created = REG_SZ)
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Logon screen > add legal notice  
  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > legalnoticecaption = message
  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > legalnoticetext = text
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Logon screen > control # of cached logons  
  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon…
  … > create new REG_SZ = CachedLogonsCount = 0 (or any # of allowed cached logons)
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Logon screen > don’t display last logged on user  
  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > DontDisplayLastName = 1
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Logon screen > remove Shutdown button  
  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > shutdownwithoutlogon = 0
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Logon screen > track logged users  
  HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System…
  … > create DWORD (32 bit) key = DisplayLastLogonInfo = 1
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Notification area > disable & remove  
  HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  …> create DWORD (32 bit) key = NoTrayItemsDisplay = 1
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Offline files  
  1. Control Panel > Network and Internet > Sync Center > OfflineFiles = Disable
  2. HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSC > create Parameters = \??\e:\csc (e: is any drive letter)
  3. reboot > enable offline files > reboot
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Recycle Bin > prevent delete of icon from desktop  
  HKCR\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}…
  … > create new key = Shell…
  … > under Shell create new key = Delete…
  = HKCR\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\Shell\Delete > Default key = Recycle Bin
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Registered user > change name  
  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\…
  …\RegisteredOwner
  …\RegisteredOrganization
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Remote Desktop > change port #  
  HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber
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Shutdown Event Tracker > enable  
  HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability
  …> ShutdownReasonOn = 1
  …> ShutdownReasonUI = 1
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User Account Control > disable  
  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\…
  …\ConcentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 00000000