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Microsoft KB Archive/102661

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Article ID: 102661

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q102661


WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.

When you are trying to save a Registry key from a remote machine's Registry in Windows NT, the Save Key dialog box will display the local hard disk even though it is not possible to save the key to the local drive. If you do not have the Administrator privilege on the remote machine, the following error message will occur:

Insufficient Privilege to Save the Key.

This error message also appears when you attempt to save the top level of a Registry key on the local machine because you need to move to the first sublevel and save those keys.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.1 and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In File Manager, choose Run from the File menu.
  2. In the Command Line box, type REGEDT32.EXE and press ENTER.
  3. When the Registry Editor opens, choose Select Computer from the Registry menu.
  4. Type the name of a remote machine and press ENTER.

You will receive the HKEY_USERS and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hives from the remote machine.

  1. Select any of the keys on either of these two hives.
  2. From the Registry menu, choose Save Key. You will receive a Save Key dialog box.
  3. In the File Name box, type C:\TEST.TXT and press ENTER.

At this point, if you have sufficient privileges on the remote machine, the key will be saved to the remote machine, not the local C:\ drive. Without sufficient privileges, you will receive the above error message.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: KB102661