March 2, 2007

The registry becomes more and more complex...

In the beginning… the registry was simple. It was just like a simple file-system with ACLs and predefined types (REG_SZ/DWORD/...).

Starting with x64/IA64 MS added a very confusing wow3264-layer into the (32-bit world of the) registry. Ok, we have mostly understood the registry-redirector

Starting with Vista and the fancy new UAC, MS added another “registry-layer”. It is now called Registry Virtualization
Hopefully MS can handle and maintain such a difficult system… and I am also hoping that programmers will understand why RegEnumKey will never ever be giving the correct results ...

Posted 18 hours, 37 minutes ago on March 2, 2007
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