how to access HKEY_Current_User of another pr

January 18, 2011 at 12:22:12
Specs: Windows XP Pro, not relavent
As a LAN admin working for several customers at once I have regular need to "cleanup" workstations. Without any 3rd party software, I can RDP to any server at any site then use the server's RDP to go to any workstation desktop or Connect Network Registry to get to any Red Editor of any WS. There are times when the issue is due to entries in the \Run subkey of the Users profile only. This I cannot get to easily without 1st putting the user's domain account into the RDP access list (or putting it into the local admins group) then getting their password (I really get uncomfortable knowing the users own profile password and as an admin, typically have no need for it), then "RDP-ing" as them running regedit and finally accessing their HKEY_Current _User key where I can then remove "junk" from their RUN subkey and solve their issue. Now surely there must be a way to to accomplish the same access as an admin RDP session to their WS or using Connect Network Registry without having to connect as them with their password and all without loading some 3rd party crapon each WS. ???


P.S. I have not ever found an answer to this years old question (any NT OS), in print anywhere.

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January 18, 2011 at 13:13:35
MMC, group policy maybe, script to run a custom msiexec, chriscontrol, netmeetting as admin on domain you could remote into it without user intervention.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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January 18, 2011 at 13:50:39
Can you not see the HKEY_Users hive if you connect remotely with Administrator privileges? (Forgive me if I'm wrong but I don't have the appropriate setup to check that out.)

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