Get the in-depth information you need to modify - and seamlessly manage - the Windows registry. Written for IT professionals and power users, this vital resource reveals little-known registry techniques, tricks, tips, and secrets to make your job easier. Understand the inner workings of the Windows operating system - and use the registry to get Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP to run the way you want, on a single desktop or across the network. You'll learn how to pinpoint registry settings and script registry changes, deal with registry permissions, use Windows Installer, and map Tweak UI settings. Also, find best practices for how to back up, restore, and maintain registry settings with confidence.