_winreg and access registry settings of another user

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Thu Mar 4 23:21:16 CET 2010


On Mar 4, 3:24 pm, News123 <news... at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I habe administrator privilege  on a window host and would like to write
> a script setting some registry entries for other users.

Why? Are you writing a virus?

>
> There are potentially at least two wo ways of doing this:
>
> 1.) start a subprocess as other user and change the regitrey for
> CURRENT_USER
>
> However I don't know how to start a process (or ideally just a thread)
> as another user with python.
>
> 2.) Load the 'hive' of the othe user and chnage the registry.
>
> It seems, that one has to load the 'hive' of a different user in order
> to have access to somebody eleses registry entries.
>
> I did not find any documetnation of how to load a 'hive' wit the library
> _winreg or another python library/
>
> Did anybody else try already something similiar?
>
> thanks in advance for pointers
>
> bye
>
> N




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