I'm trying to load a couple of registry .DAT files as Hives under HKLM.
The .DAT files come from a Windows Server 2008 system and I'm trying to locally reproduce some software development issue.
I've tried this in multiple directories (some under directories in
C:\Program Files (x86), and under
The .DAT files load fine in Regedit when I run that as an Administrator.
After that, I can read/write the registry keys fine when running the app as Administrator, and from Regedit.
However, the loaded hives do not persist: after a reboot they are not loaded any more.
The odd thing is: no error messages in the
EventVwr.exe that seem to be relevant.
Where should I look for errors and causes of this?
And if this is not a bug, how can I force the loading of these hives at boot time?