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Registry Settings Management in Deployment

The Registry Editor allows you to specify registry keys and values to be added to the registry of the target computer.

By default the Registry Editor displays a standard set of registry keys that correspond with the standard Windows registry keys: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS, and HKEY_PER_USER. For Setup and Tier projects, additional keys that match the Manufacturer property for the project are displayed under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software.

You can add your own keys under any registry key or sub-key; add string, binary, or DWORD values to any key; or import registry files.

Most items in the Registry Editor, including keys and values, can be moved between nodes via dragging with the mouse or via the Cut and Paste commands on the Edit menu.

The following topics describe tasks that can be accomplished in the Registry Editor.

In This Section

Adding and Deleting Registry Keys in the Registry Editor
Explains how to specify registry keys for a target computer.
Adding and Deleting Registry Values in the Registry Editor
Describes how to specify values for registry keys on a target computer.
Creating a Default Registry Value in the Registry Editor
Explains how to specify a default registry value for a key on a target computer.
Importing Registry Files in the Registry Editor
Explains how to import an existing registry file.

Related Sections

Properties for the Registry Editor
Describes properties available in the Registry Editor.
Opening the Deployment Editors
Explains how to open the deployment editors.
File Installation Management in Deployment
Describes the File System Editor, which allows you to add project outputs, files, and other items to a deployment project and specify where they will be installed on the target computer.
File Types Management in Deployment
Describes the File Types Editor, which is used to establish file associations on the target computer.
User Interface Management in Deployment
Describes the User Interface Editor, which can be used to specify and set properties for predefined dialog boxes that are displayed during installation on the target computer.
Custom Actions Management in Deployment
Describes the Custom Actions Editor, which allows you to specify additional actions to be performed on the target computer at the end of an installation.
Launch Condition Management in Deployment
Describes the Launch Conditions Editor, which allows you to specify conditions that must be met in order to successfully run an installation.
What's New in Deployment
Describes new features related to setup and deployment.
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