Depending on how long you’ve been administrating Windows based systems; the registry can feel like home or a myriad of poor choices waiting to be made. Many settings, variables and even Passwords are stored in this Microsoft Database. We’ve listed some interesting keys that can come in handy in a pinch, from pulling passwords for VPNs and AutoLogins to tunneling RDP and more.


This list below is in no particular order, but are Registry Keys of some interest in day to day Sysadmin lives. Take a look. If you have a favorite that isn’t listed here, drop us a comment below!

By altering your registry, you can seriously harm the operation of your PC or Server. Please only use these keys if you understand what you’re doing. We recommend you take a backup first!

The Registry List

Further Reading

If you want to do some more reading on the tools available to manage the registry, or the Registry itself, let us suggest some further reading: