Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:44 PM
Not only do they use a complete approach (raw vs library) but they also have a slightly different scope : offline is meant to be simple and command line oriented where rawreg is clearly an advanced/expert tool with a gui/
Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:47 PM
Exactly that's why I suggested "parallel" development.
They are different things. RawReg provides details and features not available on the MS libraries.
For example, it provides details about the physical offfset location of keys inside the registry. It can see the raw format, meaning that keys with invalid format that are typically used by root kits to conceal data are perfectly visible on rawreg.
Also, it does not require administrative permissions to edit any key inside the registry, while the libraries will enforce security policies and prevent protected keys from being edited unless the current user holds permission to do so.
So, MS is indeed more reliable but they are not really opening things up that much..
If something is available in the "MS library", use it.
If something is NOT available in it, use the experimental approach implemented in RawReg.
Compare results for those "features" that are availalble in both (correct issues - if any ).
This said, the "right" approach is still, and still IMHO, the "other" one .
Anyway, just ideas....
Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:25 PM
It does not make any sence to compare a MS independent tool with a MS dependent tool.
It does not make any sence to think about combining a MS independent tool with a MS dependent tool.
@Nuno: Great (to be improved ) tool!
@erwan.l: I appreciate your offer to continue the development of this tool.
@Paraglider: IMO you only tell possible difficulties and "think about-s". But I do not see further proposals.
@Wonko: As usual, sophisticated and correct comments and correct enumeration of possible issues. But I do not see further proposals.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:49 PM
Just for info for Erwan (Nuno possibly remembers):
I have SVN copy of this tool since 2008.
The SVN server changed in between, and maybe there is no longer edit access. I did not try ...
Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:45 AM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:56 AM
I think that I misunderstood the software.
I didn't disabled my PM, it was night time and I was sleeping so I couldn't reply right away. Already replied to the message some hours ago..
There was a red "Block" at your names. Now I know that that means "Block PMs to you from that person" rather than "That person has blocked PMs".
Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:40 PM
At the risk of seeming more picky than I really am (but not much ), "parallel":
has actually a VERY different meaning from "combine":
The former means "keeping separate and at a given same distance whilst leading in the same direction", the latter means "merge, join, become united".
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:14 PM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:23 PM
I would suspect anyway that Nuno seperated the UI and internal registry api anyway as he already stated that he wanted to use the raw access in winbuilder.
That way you could relatively easily have 2 versions of the tool - one that uses offreg.dll and one that goes directly to the raw registry.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:26 PM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:32 PM
"Completed" is quite a vague term given many proposals already made, or in the pipeline. And the "goal" is even more cloudy...
Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:32 PM
Resplendence Registrar Registry Manager opens System hives of 2 attached VHDs for editing - in this example one with OS installed on a real PC and another inside a VM - and then compares their content. You can change and Save registry hives that were Open for Editing (in separate windows instead of Unloading hives from online OS Registry window). Their copies will be kept in online Registry until OS reboot as TempKeys, but can't be changed from it. Still I'd prefer to see the comparison results in 2 pans opposite to each other and synced similar to Beyond Compare tool.
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