Registry keys not only accessible when user
Wed Oct 10 12:52:00 GMT 2012
On Oct 10 03:17, julien2412 wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen-2 wrote
> > On Oct 9 23:32, julien2412 wrote:
> > ...
> >> 1) Why with no admin rights, ls /proc/registry doesn't map all the keys?
> >> After all, the goal is just to read only
> >> 2) Is there a way to have access to any registry keys without admin
> >> rights
> >> and without using regtool?
> > If you could show us examples, we might even be able to look into
> > this problem, *if* it is a problem. I just tried the following on
> > Windows 7 as an UAC-restricted admin:
> > ...
> > Now, if you could give us some details from your side, we might be
> > able to see a pattern.
> I'm not at home to test again but here is a quotation of what I had post on
> dev mailing list of LibreOffice
> For example, there's nothing there :
> And there's nothing cause permissions aren't ok :
> ls -l /proc/registry/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/
> d--------- 1 400 401 0 Nov 19 18:53 VBExpress
These uid and gid look fishy. Your /etc/passwd and /etc/group files
seem to be off. Maybe that's the reason. Regenerate your /etc/passwd
and /etc/group files:
$ mkpasswd -l [-d] > /etc/passwd
$ mkgroup -l [-d] > /etc/group
Use the -d option only if you're in a domain. For more information see
Then exit from your Cygwin shell and start again. Any change?
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