How to enable remote registry through Group Policy

Today I needed to run a program that does a scan on a remote machine and it came back with an error. It turns out that it needs to access the registry on the remote machine and the Remote Registry Service was not running.

Well, there is an easy way to fix that! Make the following changes to an existing or new Group Policy and your all set.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller

  • Open the Group Policy editor
  • Expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > System Services
  • Find the Remote Registry item and change the Service startup mode to Automatic
  • Reboot the clients or force a policy update remotely to apply the policy.
  • About The Author

    I have worked in the computer repair field since the early '90s. I was a technician and then Coordinator of Computer Repair for Regional Education Service Agency II (RESA 2) for 18 years. I am currently working for Wayne County Schools as a Network Engineer/Technology Specialist. I am responsible for the schools' Internet access, Wi-Fi, networks, servers, laptops, desktops, and operating systems and software.

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