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The Registry

The Registry is a database that stores the configuration information for Windows 2000. It consists of user settings, system settings, and information about device drivers and system services. The Registry is

  • Dynamic. The Registry is held in the server's memory. It can be read from and written to at any time. Changes made to the Registry are available to processes on the server immediately.

  • Hierarchical. Data in the Registry is organized in a highly structured tree of system and user information.

  • Secure. Each entry in the Registry has an access control list and permissions associated with it. Only users who have appropriate permissions can modify information in the Registry.


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