Prevent Access To Windows Registry

Hello Friends, whenever we make any change in Windows machine, at the same time an entry associated with that change reflects in the registry accordingly . Now it doesn’t matter whether this change is getting done locally or with the help of Group Policy. Prevent access to windows registry makes computer more safe from novice persons. So this GPO setting disables windows registry so that no any under training guy can look into this.

If you enable this policy setting and the user tries to start or access Regedit.exe, a message appears on the screen which will be explaining that a policy setting prevents the action.

And in case of disable this policy setting or do not configure it, users can run Regedit.exe normally.

Prevent Access To Windows Registry

Please follow below steps to achieve this through Group Policy.

First of all, open Group Policy Management Console and create a new Group Policy or freshers can follow link How To Open Group Policy Management ConsoleNow Group Policy Editor is ready to use and go to the path as shown below

First of all, create a Group Policy. Right click on it and go to below path:

User Configuration –> Policies –> Administrative Templates –> System.

On right pane of the window, search for “Prevent Access To Registry Editing Tools” policy. Double click on this policy and select “Enable”.

Now, Come out by clicking on “OK” button.

Thanks for choosing GPOEdit website ( to find out your solutions.



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