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Tools to browse previous registry?

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#1 RobertFranz


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:37 PM

Here's the scoop:

Server 2003 got hit by malware.
Various methods used to remove the infection.
Still didn't boot after a repair install, so I installed to a new directory on same partition.

So....as I go through reinstalling applications that require registry entries, I come to one where I can't find the damned serial number.

I'm already at the wire on the server rebuild, and the vendor's support line doesn't open until 5am Monday.
My absolute deadline for the app to be up, running and tested is 8am Monday.

I expect that I can probably squeak through just fine - assuming something else doesn't blow up.
And lately, that's more than I want to assume.

I suspect the serial is in the registry in the previous windows install, but I can't recall a way to do this off the top of my head.

It's been a rough week.

Oh, and I'm working remotely, so I can't boot to an optical drive to mount tools.

Is there some kind of "registry explorer" type tool around, or aleady in server 03 that I'm too blind to see?


Found a tool to edit the raw hives - can't find the serial though.
Looks like I wait until Monday.

Edited by RobertFranz, 07 February 2009 - 02:13 PM.

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