Provides a historical overview of the Registry and outlines the differences between Windows 9x/ME and Windows NT/2000/XP/.NET Registries.
Enabling system, network, and security administrators to master Registry concepts and architecture, this book provides a historical overview of the Registry and outlines the differences between Windows 9x/ME and Windows NT/2000/XP/.NET Registries. Special attention is given to the enhancements in Registry architecture introduced with Windows XP and .NET such as faster queries and removal of the registry size limitation. Administrators are shown how to properly use Registry features, plan and implement the most appropriate Registry backup strategy, and monitor and modify the system registry according to the administrative requirements and the security policy adopted by the organization with respect to the needs of end-users.
Total coverage is provided of the Windows XP and Windows .NET reliability enhancements such as Volume Snapshot Service, Windows File Protection, Automated System Restore, Driver Rollback, and Recovery Console. Advanced topics include Plug and Play implementation; device management including support for Smart devices such as Pocket PC, SmartPhone 2002, and Tablet PC; power management feature; and the role of the system Registry in the boot process.
About the Author
Olga Kokoreva is a technical support specialist, IT consultant, and technical writer. She is the author of Windows XP Registry, Windows 2000 Registry, Windows ME Registry, and Windows XP Registry.