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Windows registry key history.

by samrat189 / April 24, 2013 4:08 PM PDT

Hello,

I got to change value to one of the registry keys for office products. I wanted to know list of applications that are affected by this change. I have very basic knowledge about windows registry stuff. Is there any way to find out list of applications accessed by a particular registry key in its life time ever since the key is created.

Thanks
Sam.

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Re: registry
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 4:57 PM PDT

No.

But it's safe to assume that no other programs than Office programs read keys meant for Office.

Kees

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Such granular logging is not stock
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2013 12:25 AM PDT

I guess you could install monitoring/logging software such as http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896652.aspx (now in process monitor) but the extra overhead and sheer volume of information could have some users screaming or fuming.

It's an interesting thing to try but for me it would be purely an academic study.
Bob

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