Obtaining Permissions for Registry Editing

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How do I obtain Administrator Permissions for Registry editing? I'm trying to
modify the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System
Provider key of the Registry Editor in accordance with KB Article 290684 to
correct a problem in Outlook. However, the Permissions for Administrators
Full Control and Read are both checked but dimmed which I assume means they
are not activated for this operation?
Anyhow, when I check the Replace option to go along with the already checked
Inherit option, in the advanced feature, and press Apply it doesn't take but
instead reverts back to the original checked Inherit option only.
I assume my desired action cannot be performed because I do not have
Administrator Permissions. Is this correct and, if so, how can I obtain the
necessary permissions?
Thanks, in advance,for any help provided.
Ray19
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ray19 wrote:
    > How do I obtain Administrator Permissions for Registry editing? I'm trying to
    > modify the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System
    > Provider key of the Registry Editor in accordance with KB Article 290684 to
    > correct a problem in Outlook. However, the Permissions for Administrators
    > Full Control and Read are both checked but dimmed which I assume means they
    > are not activated for this operation?

    That usually means those permissions _are_ active but cannot be changed,
    either because they're inherited or you lack the necessary privilege(s)
    to change them.


    > Anyhow, when I check the Replace option to go along with the already checked
    > Inherit option, in the advanced feature, and press Apply it doesn't take but
    > instead reverts back to the original checked Inherit option only.
    > I assume my desired action cannot be performed because I do not have
    > Administrator Permissions. Is this correct and, if so, how can I obtain the
    > necessary permissions?

    I think your analysis is right: you're not a member of Administrators.

    How do you become one? Contact your administrator, s/he can change that.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    --
    Ray19


    "Z" wrote:

    > Ray19 wrote:
    > > How do I obtain Administrator Permissions for Registry editing? I'm trying to
    > > modify the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System
    > > Provider key of the Registry Editor in accordance with KB Article 290684 to
    > > correct a problem in Outlook. However, the Permissions for Administrators
    > > Full Control and Read are both checked but dimmed which I assume means they
    > > are not activated for this operation?
    >
    > That usually means those permissions _are_ active but cannot be changed,
    > either because they're inherited or you lack the necessary privilege(s)
    > to change them.
    >
    >
    > > Anyhow, when I check the Replace option to go along with the already checked
    > > Inherit option, in the advanced feature, and press Apply it doesn't take but
    > > instead reverts back to the original checked Inherit option only.
    > > I assume my desired action cannot be performed because I do not have
    > > Administrator Permissions. Is this correct and, if so, how can I obtain the
    > > necessary permissions?
    >
    > I think your analysis is right: you're not a member of Administrators.
    >
    > How do you become one? Contact your administrator, s/he can change that.
    >

    I am an individual home user using Windows XP Pro. How can I designate
    myself as an administrator? Or, failing that, how can I obtain registry
    editing abilities for my home computer??
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ray19 wrote:
    > I am an individual home user using Windows XP Pro. How can I designate
    > myself as an administrator? Or, failing that, how can I obtain registry
    > editing abilities for my home computer??

    Log in as Administrator (or as a user in the Administrators group) >
    Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Local Users
    and Groups > Users > double click user > Member Of > Add ...

    Registry editing? An Administrator can alter permissions on keys and/or
    folders within the registry to give you edit (read/write) capability on
    those keys/folders.
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