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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

64 Bit Terminal Server Shadow Key

64 Bit windows has a 64 bit area for the shadow keys.

HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server\Install\Software

This area works in the same way the old 32 bit versions does. Eg. When in Change User \Install mode HKCU registry key changes are written to this area.

I only noticed a 64 bit version after a small drama where users reported an admin account name in their MS Word username field.
Investigation showed that an admin user had launched MS Word while building a server. The Server for reasons still unclear was still in install mode (deployment failure possibly) and as such the Admins account Name went into the shadow key. When the server went live new users picked up the Admins account name in their Word Username field.


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