Windows 10: Registry tweaks from Win7 that no longer work in 10 Solved

  1.    10 Jun 2018 #1

    Registry tweaks from Win7 that no longer work in 10

    I have somewhat automated installation process of Windows 7 that works really well, but parts of it don't work in Windows 10. I could use some help.
    At some point during messing around with mounted installation image, I apply various reg tweaks, specifically new entries in the context menu of My Computer (This PC in Win10??).
    Well, that doesn't work at all in the new version. I can't even import that reg file, cmd yells out some error.
    Would anyone know what the correct registry hive and keys are?

    This is how I have it for Win7:
    ;My Computer context menu
    ;Add Services
    @="mmc.exe /s services.msc"
    ;Add Registry Editor
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Registry Editor]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Registry Editor\command]
    ;Add Event viewer
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Event Viewer]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Event viewer\command]
    ;Adds Device Manager
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Device Manager]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Device Manager\command]
    @="mmc.exe /s devmgmt.msc"
    ;Adds Add/Remove to right click of MY Computer
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Add/Remove Programs]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Add/Remove Programs\command]
    @="control.exe appwiz.cpl"
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    10 Jun 2018 #2

    Took me almost three hours, but I managed to figure it out.
    This particular part of imported registry don't have the same permissions as that from Windows 7 image, which is why I couldn't apply the tweaks. I had to change the owner from TrustedInstaller to Administrators.
    Also, SetACL be praised. Such an old and yet so awesome program.

    I would still like to know whether there isn't "more proper" way of doing this though (I don't know, the commands I am using and so on).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 Jun 2018 #3

    Taking ownership of registry keys

    I am having a problem with SetACL. I figured out how to take ownership and change permissions of a key, BUT I have just noticed it doesn't change the owner of any subkeys that might be there.
    This is what I'm doing
    setacl -on "HKLM\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" -ot reg -actn setowner -ownr "n:administrators"
    setacl -on "HKLM\WIM_Software\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" -ot reg -actn ace -ace "n:administrators;p:full"

    Would anyone know how to do it for the entire tree?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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