AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

Thorsten Kampe
Wed Oct 26 19:22:00 GMT 2005

* Dave Korn (2005-10-26 19:45 +0100)
> Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>> * Chris Taylor (2005-10-26 17:38 +0100)
>>> Problem with that is that if the sysadmin knows what he's doing, it only
>>> takes about 4 seconds to block off almost all possible ways of actually
>>> editing the registry...
>> Definitely not. 
>   Oh yes it does.  Start->Run->regedit.  Right-click the user's tree under
> HKEY_USERS, choose Permissions, remove their write access leaving them a
> read-only per-user registry tree.  Easily done in 4 seconds by an experienced
> BOFH, and can't be reversed without admin rights!

Yea, sure. And how many programms will you be able to run in that
configuration? Will you even be able to logon? Anyway: mount won't
work in that scenario either (because it modifies the registry).

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