Wildcard usage

Discussion in 'Ghost Security Suite (GSS)' started by rickontheweb, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. rickontheweb

    rickontheweb Registered Member

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    Instead of hijacking richf's thread I thought I ask in a new one.

    How does one use wildcards in a single statement to protect everything under and after a certain point in an entry?

    Picking a random entry for example, if "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole" has values in it, along with additional subkeys (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole\Whatever) and those subkeys also have subkeys (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole\Whatever\More).

    Would "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole\**" protect all entries in "Ole", all subkeys under "Ole" and their subkeys? Or would I need something like "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole**\**" ?
     
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    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole**"

    Would do what you want. If there is a \ after Ole, then it won't include the key Ole and its value in its match.
     
  3. rickontheweb

    rickontheweb Registered Member

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    After searching thru the registry on anything I newly created or imported, I had changed some of the wildcard settings on a couple older imported rules incorrectly.

    But all fixed now. Many thanks.
     
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