Friday, January 28, 2011

Windows 7 services: Remote Registry service


You can modify your registry settings remotely. Most users will not need this for home use, so you can safely disable it. It does have its uses, but not a necessary part of any desktop. You may see this as a potential security hole, as if anyone got access to it, you are done for.

Service Description:

Enables remote users to modify registry settings on this computer.

Consequences of Stopping:

Authenticated remote users will not be able to make registry changes. If this service is stopped, the registry can be modified only by users on this computer. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
All services listed in 'Required For' will be unable to function

Depends on:

DCOM Server Process Launcher, Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Default Startup Type:

Windows 7 Starter:             Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic:      Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium:  Manual
Windows 7 Professional :   Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate :        Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise :         Manual 

Service Names:

Service Name (registry): RemoteRegistry

Display Name: Remote Registry 

Default Path and Command Line Options:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k regsvc

Log On As:

Account: Local Service 


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