Remote Registry service

Definition of Remote Registry service in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Remote Registry Service?

A Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 service that allows the registry editor and the System Monitor tool to connect to a remote computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98 for remote administration and troubleshooting.

This arrangement works only if the following conditions are met:

  • Both computers must be running the Remote Registry service. To install the Remote Registry service, use the Network utility in Control Panel and add a new service by browsing to the \Admin\Nettools\Remotreg folder (on the Windows 95 CD) or the \Tools\Reskit\Netadmin\Remotreg directory (on the Windows 98 CD).
  • Both computers must be configured for user-level security. This means that there must be a security provider on the network, such as a Windows NT domain controller.
  • Both computers must be running a common network protocol such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, or NetBEUI.
  • Remote administration must be enabled on the remote computer for the user of the local computer. You enable remote administration by using the Passwords utility in Control Panel.

Granting remote administration privileges on a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98 means that the user has full control over all shared network resources on the machine, including access to the full file system through the hidden administrative share Admin$.