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RE: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'thread TITTTL'd'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:34:08 +0100
- Subject: RE: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Chris Taylor (2005-10-27 10:59 +0100)
>> Dave Korn wrote:
>>> Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>>> * Chris Taylor (2005-10-26 17:38 +0100)
>>>>> Problem with that is that if the sysadmin knows what he's doing, it
>>>>> only takes about 4 seconds to block off almost all possible ways of
>>>>> actually editing the registry...
>>>> Definitely not.
>>> Oh yes it does. Start->Run->regedit. Right-click the user's tree
>>> under HKEY_USERS, choose Permissions, remove their write access leaving
>>> them a read-only per-user registry tree. Easily done in 4 seconds by
>>> an experienced BOFH, and can't be reversed without admin rights!
>> Thankyou for proving my point Dave.
>> Does anyone else feel Thorsten should let this go now, before we all
>> lose any semblance of respect for him as a person? (Or did that already
>> happen to the rest of you?)
> You and Dave actually tried that, didn't you?!
Yes, I did. It was quite interesting. Explorer lost a bunch of it's
theming customisations. Freaky!
>Of course you did -
> because, as Dave pointed out in : "There's an important point here.
> Before claiming that a piece of software does or does not exhibit a
> certain behaviour, DON'T JUST GUESS - TEST IT AND SEE!"
I tested it and saw!
> The bad news is that your whole scenario is absolutely pointless. The
> registry key under HKEY_USERS is only dynamically loaded from the
> user's ntuser.dat while he's *logged on*.
> So an experienced BOFH couldn't just "Right-click the user's tree
> under HKEY_USERS, choose Permissions, remove their write access
> leaving them a read-only per-user registry tree" BECAUSE THERE IS NO
> SUCH KEY UNDER HKEY_USERS!!
> It's easy to verify that if you look at .
A *really* experienced BOFH (muhahahahahaaaaa!!!1!!) knows how to use
File->Load Hive on the regedit menu.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....