Edit registry with TIB file

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by brutus, May 3, 2006.

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  1. brutus

    brutus Registered Member

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    Is there a way to add a file to a TIB image of a Windows 2003 server? Also, is there a way to edit the registry on that image without first restoring the image? I need to replace a driver before I restore an image.
     
  2. b_k

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    the latest builds should allow you to "plug" the image in R/W-Mode. So one should be able to add files and modify the registry without restoring first.

    But notice that the changes are saved in an incremental image.
     
  3. brutus

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    I can add files no problem. It's the editing of the registry I'm having a problem with. How do you edit the registry on an image mounted as a drive letter?
     
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    you have to load the .dat-file that contains the part of the registry you want to edit. sorry but i only remember that the user part resides in the ntuser.dat in a users profiledir, but i don't remember where the system parts are stored.

    edit: the system registry should be in %windir%\system32\config
     
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  5. brutus

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    I know I can do a REG LOAD to load a hive, then do a regedit /s to change it. Then REG UNLOAD. The problem is, this does it for the the instance of Windows I'm in, not the IMAGE I have mounted as a drive letter.
     
  6. TheWeaz

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    I really have no idea, but hey, that won't stop me!
    Maybe there is a path entry that points to the current system registry. You would have to modify that to look in the mounted drive. Some sort of "%windir%\system32\blablabla" thing.
     
  7. brutus

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    Good idea. I'll have to check into that.
     
  8. TheWeaz

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    I've never used REG LOAD, but perhaps there's a command line parameter to point you to the right place.
     
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