registry editor on a virtual machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running a very basic small business setup using a 2012 Server to host a Windows 2008r2 Virtual machine on. The only reason I'm hosting an older VM is because of some legacy software that is not supported on a later OS. Anyway, I need to edit the registry on the 2008 server for this legacy software and I can't get the editor to run. I get no error messages when trying to launch either regedit or regedit32. Any ideas?


    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:51 PM

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  • Not related to being in a VM. Have you done standard troubleshooting?

    SFC /scannow?

    Also, if you type "cmd" do you get a command prompt, hang, or nothing?

    Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:53 AM
  • Sorry Moka5, I reposted in the server blog. Thanks for answering. I can get a cmd prompt just fine and when I type in the regedit command it simply flashes back to the main desktop. Nothing is running in services or under programs on task mgr either. Interesting.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:41 PM