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cjconstantine

User Settings in Windows Registry

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I have run into a delima...

I want to export user settings from the registry. I have the user ID, domain, and the account SID. I am able to see my SID under HKEY_USERS but no others even though other users have logged into the PC.

Is there any way to do this without being logged in as the user? I want to get mapped printer, network drives, and outlook settings.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I am thinking that the hive file for this is kept in the users profile:

C:\documents and settings\%username%

Back that up for each user, it carries across registry settings AFAIK. along with files on there desktop, favorites etc etc etc.

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I am thinking that the hive file for this is kept in the users profile:

C:\documents and settings\%username%

Back that up for each user, it carries across registry settings AFAIK. along with files on there desktop, favorites etc etc etc.

@cjconstantine,

tAKTelapis is right. On Win 2000/XP (& Vista?) the users registry hive is the hidden file "ntuser.dat" in the "documents and settings\%username%" directory.

When the user logs onto the system, the hive is loaded and shows up under HKEY\CURRENT_USER and under their SID in HKEY_USERS.

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Thanks much to both of you ... now back to scripting. :)

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