Enable The “Remote Registry Service” through Group Policy

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I was rolling out Trend Worry Free Business Security this week, and to send out the client software all the client machines needed the remote registry service enabled. That’s great but it’s set to manual startup be default.

Remote Registry Service

As I didn’t want to visit each machine I wanted to do this through group policy.


1. On a domain controller, Start > administrative tools > Group Policy Editor > Either edit an existing policy or create a new one (Remember its a computer policy you need to link it to something with computers in it, if you link it to a users OU nothing will happen).

2. Navigate to, Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > System Services.

3. In the right hand pane locate “Remote Registry”.

GPO Remote Registry

4. Define the policy, and set the startup type to automatic.

Group Polict Remote Registry Startup

4. Then (post reboot) All your clients will have the service running.


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