System Registry Provider
The System Registry provider enables management applications to retrieve and modify data in the system registry, and receive notifications when changes occur. The registry can be located on a local or remote computer. The _Win32Provider instance name is "RegProv"; the property provider name is "RegPropProv"; and the event provider name is "RegistryEventProvider". For more information, see Modifying the System Registry.
The provider has the following __Win32Provider instances:
Two versions of the System Registry provider are available on 64-bit platforms starting with Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information, see Getting and Providing Data on a 64-bit Computer.
Windows Server 2003: Only the 32-bit version of the System Registry provider is available.
The System Registry providers allows you to subscribe to registry events, including changes in a subtree, key, or value. For more information, see topics under Registering for System Registry Events and Receiving a WMI Event.The System Registry provider supports the following classes located in the \root\default namespace:
|RegistryEvent||Abstract class from which the other registry event classes are derived.|
|RegistryKeyChangeEvent||Represents changes to a specific registry key.|
|RegistryTreeChangeEvent||Represents changes to a specific key or its subkeys.|
|RegistryValueChangeEvent||Represents changes to a single value of a specific key.|
|StdRegProv||Contains methods that manipulate system registry keys and values.|
The StdRegProv class is placed in the \root\default namespace by WMI. You can compile the Managed Object Format (MOF) file that defines the provider into another namespace for use by your applications. RegEvent.mof is the .mof file name.
StdRegProv contains only methods. You cannot create or get an instance of StdRegProv. The Win32_Registry class contains configuration data about the registry. The only registry configuration you can change through WMI is the ProposedSize property.